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.
Cyntoia Brown was just 16 years old when she shot and killed a man in 2004. Under Tennessee law, she won't be eligible for parole until she is 67 years old. Is such a harsh sentence constitutional?
Black jockeys won more than half of the first 25 runnings of the Kentucky Derby. Then they started losing their jobs.
An online database explores the nearly 36,000 slave voyages that occurred between 1514 and 1866.
To understand the full context of Rachel Dolezal's 'transracialism' it pays to look at the history of race and slavery.
Migrants keep going back to the vilified go-betweens that can get them construction jobs or domestic work.
The BBC's Taboo is a timely reminder of the violent origins of globalisation, but its villains allow the viewer to disassociate imperial misdeeds from mainstream British history.
Since the 19th century, a long line of black women preachers set in motion a tradition that spoke against injustices and questioned patriarchal attitudes. Here's their story.
The most hated president in US history could teach our new leader a few things.
American slaves couldn't hold property – including patents on their own inventions. But that didn't stop black Americans from innovating since the beginning of the country's history.