“The true evil of American slavery wasn’t involuntary servitude. It was the narrative of racial difference, the ideology of white supremacy that we made up to justify slavery," Stevenson told Harvard students.
Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate under fire for alleged sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, apparently believes America was a better place when slavery was still legal.
On Monday, Google commemorated what would have been Olaudah Equiano’s 272nd birthday through a Google Doodle. Equiano, a Christian who was formerly enslaved, was influential in the British abolitionist movement.
Police killings of unarmed African-American men have been highly publicized and heavily debated as a horrific social problem in recent years. Michael A. Robinson writes that this social ill can be traced back to the start of the slave…
By holding a mirror up to society and reflecting its aspirations and shortcomings, alternative histories can advance our national dialogue about the legacy of slavery and the Civil War.
The southern city of New Orleans, Louisiana has begun removing four prominent monuments that paid tribute to the city's racially segregated past.
African refugees and migrants passing through Libya are being bought and sold in slave markets before being held for ransom, forced labor or sexual exploitation.