Results related to “slavery”
by Von Diaz on October 31 2013, 10:51AM
Craig S. Wilder’s new book ‘Ebony & Ivy’ looks closely at the connections between the Atlantic slave trade and universities including Harvard, Brown, and Yale.
by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 8:18AM
Dr. Vincent Brown, a professor of African and African-American History at Harvard, has made study of the transatlantic slave trade accessible in a new way.
by Dexter Gabriel on October 25 2013, 4:29PM
For a society still struggling some 150 years from Emancipation to negotiate a working discourse on slavery and race, ‘12 Years a Slave’ is a visual moment that forces a reexamination of our national past perhaps like no other major film in recent memory.
by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 3:29PM
For fans in Toronto, where the film is screening at the city’s annual film festival, the violence was too much to take.
by Imara Jones on January 9 2013, 10:02AM
Slavery as revenge fantasy is a far cry from the ugly truth: Slavery as the economic engine that created the inequitable world in which we still live.
by Dexter Gabriel on January 9 2013, 9:37AM
“Django Unchained” and “Lincoln” share a long history of Hollywood epics that feed our modern myths and expectations back to us, rather than genuinely explore our history.
by Channing Kennedy on July 18 2011, 9:13AM
The GOP is pedaling away from a racially toxic family values pledge. Will this be the end of social conservative racebaiting (for this week)? Readers chime in.
by Thoai Lu on March 29 2011, 11:45AM
Rebecca Lanier is 119 years old but, like most black Americans of her time, was never issued a birth certificate.
by Imara Jones on January 19 2011, 10:12AM
An 1860 census of the American South reveals much more than the region’s demography.
by Barbara Ransby on May 3 2010, 12:00PM
The celebrity academic’s New York Times editorial is not only a disservice to history, it comes at exactly the wrong time in our discourse on race.
by Michelle Chen on January 25 2010, 5:56AM
Corporations are people, too. That was the logic behind the Supreme Court’s latest assault on the electoral process. Divined from a wildly creative reading of the law, the concept has been manipulated over the years to grant extraordinary powers…
by Michelle Chen on December 8 2009, 8:18AM
Conservatives on the Hill were shocked—shocked!—when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid compared conservatives’ obstructionism on health care reform to resistance, in an earlier era, to the abolition of that “peculiar institution.” “Outrageous!” cried Rush Limbaugh, following up with a…