Federal courts have long declined to enshrine the right to education into federal law. A careful look at the history of the 14th Amendment shows why that may be the wrong approach.
Blackbirding is one of many shared Australian histories. Australian South Sea Islanders want to encourage broader community goodwill as we work towards social justice for a forgotten people.
All the evidence points to Brontё's most famous outcast being a product of the British slave trade.
Slavery is a local issue – and stopping it requires a local approach.
He took a remarkable stand against slavery in the countdown to the American Civil War – but opinion differs about his methods.
The way we talk about this problem is working against us.
Histories of the North Atlantic have had a preponderant influence on scholarship about race. But, for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study southern Africa, this is changing.
When were the seeds of racism sown in the US and why is it so hard to root out?
The rise of neo-Nazism under President Donald Trump signals a new wave of authoritarianism. Now more than ever, colleges and universities must help students become informed and compassionate citizens.
To pitch an alternative timeline, you first have to believe a particular narrative of real history. That's where things can go wrong.
Businesses can use their purchasing power to change the actions of their suppliers and help to eradicate slavery - both in Australia and across the world.
East London collective Boy Blue Entertainment have taken their provocative show to the Edinburgh International Festival.
Media pundits are promoting Canada as exceptional in its tolerance and diversity but the truth is, Canadians have a tendency not to be not less racist than Americans, but to be less loud about it.
Slaves were involved in medical experimentation in the 1700s – both as sources of knowledge and as nonconsenting participants.
From Syria's civil war to women being traded as slaves on WhatsApp, this Global series brings together the past year's most-read conflict reporting, written by the world's top experts.
Good intentions, money and the desire to help are essential ingredients for the orphanage tourism industry. But tourists end up becoming agents in the exploitation of children.
Tough socio-economic conditions, among others, make kidnapping a thriving business in Nigeria. A strong justice system along with stiff punishment for the crime are needed.
On Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the US, a historian dispels myths about the 'peculiar institution' of slavery.
Any proposed solution to the problem of modern slavery must engage with the business community and government policies on migration and migrant labour.
A new art exhibition in Johannesburg mines the rich intersections between Mozambique, South Africa and Portugal.