Eastman Johnson’s ‘A Ride for Liberty’ (ca. 1862) depicts a family of slaves galloping for the safety of the North in the early morning light.
With Freedom on the Move, historians hope to reveal patterns of escape and capture, while giving anyone the chance to learn about the individual heroism of runaway slaves.
Woman with slave girl in the mid 19th century, New Orleans.
More than 150 years of scholarship and activism hasn't brought us any closer to consensus.
Time to make room for a new face.
The announcement that Harriet Tubman will be the first woman on U.S. currency in more than a century recalls the history of female – and African-American – portrayals on money.
Lebanon is host to well over 1m Syrian refugees, and their situation is getting ever more desperate.
Yazidi women who fled the Iraqi town of Sinjar.
Domestic and sexual slavery are being used as weapons of war – and the victims are too often forgotten.
Amnesia won't help us much in the event of an apocalypse.
Companies like Apple are acting on labour exploitation concerns.
The UK's Modern Slavery Act will push companies to act on forced labour, but Australia needs to follow this lead.
Robert Sobukwe developed the philosophy of African nationalism to even higher intellectual heights. The lesson for humanity was his ideological stand that there is only one race - the human race.
Are textbooks having an impact on the framing of race issues?
Textbook language can influence thinking. So, what do some textbooks say on issues of race?
A Rohingya camp outside Sittwe, Rakhine state, Burma.
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As Myanmar nears a historic election, a long-embattled minority is still struggling to escape lethal violence and trafficking.
Like many great challenges of the 21st century, the science identifying the problems with sugar seems clear. What's lacking is the will to address them.
We are in danger of losing sight of what freedom is.
Mass meeting of students at the University of Cape Town.
Students have won an important victory. But to understand the complex nature of oppression and how to respond to it will require many struggles over a longer period of time.
Marlon James, who this week became the first Jamaican to win the Man Booker Prize, represents a new generation of Caribbean novelists.
Marlon James won the Booker Prize this week with a book that focuses on the unrest and violence of 1970s Jamaica, a troubled chapter that continues to shape the island nation's present - and its future.
At the film premiere of Suffragette, Sisters Uncut’s Dead Women Can’t Vote campaigners protested against Britain’s domestic violence policies by featuring the colours of the Women’s Social and Political Union.
When Meryl Streep and the stars of the upcoming film Suffragette donned t-shirts emblazoned with the quote "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave," they reignited a contentious debate in feminism.
David Cameron was met by calls for slavery reparations during his visit to Jamaica in September.
David Cameron has rejected calls for Britain to pay reparations for the slave trade but there might be other ways of paying back.
Bronze statue of Jefferson in the Jefferson Memorial, Washington, DC.
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Democratic parties in four states have recently removed the names of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from their annual fundraising dinners, a move now under consideration in at least five other states…
Dockworkers in Australia, pictured here alongside other trade union members in a march through central Melbourne, acted in solidarity with South African workers in the 1980s.
The Anti-Apartheid Movement reminds us that ordinary people can make a difference in the fight for workers’ rights, even halfway across the planet.
The recent revelations about the savage treatment of Yazidi women at the hands of Islamic State, or ISIS, fighters is the latest in a shocking set of disclosures regarding the group’s behavior. It sadly…
Forgiveness, as we have seen in the aftermath of the Charleston killings, is a hallmark of the Black Church. But what psychic toll do these acts of forgiveness exact?