Laws enabling citizens to apprehend suspects, which date back to medieval England, were historically used in the US to suppress slave revolts.
The US has a centuries-old tradition of killing black people without repercussion – and of publicly viewing the violence. Spreading those images can disrespect the dead and traumatize viewers.
A group of leading black, queer and feminist academics held a colloquium to reconsider a seminal blackness studies text – offering new ways of thinking about the decolonial project.
The problems and ideologies that define American culture were formed in the 19th century.
During two 17th-century medical calamities, economic imperatives outweighed moral concerns.
Britain's Royal Navy embarked on a huge anti-slavery campaign, but those 'rescued' didn't always feel the benefits.
The long history of racist beauty standards alone cannot explain the ongoing global use of harmful skin lighteners.
If you want to know the extent of the slave trade from Liverpool, use the tools in this article.
Despite the fact that only 38% of Americans say they think the Democratic and Republican parties are doing 'an adequate job,' they're unlikely to disappear.
A reenactment of the largest slave rebellion in US history involves a plot twist. A scholar who studies race, history and memory says the new ending can spark new beginnings.
A growing chorus of people say the US has never been so politically divided. A Civil War historian reminds readers that there was once a far more divided time.
There are no criminal provisions around slavery in 49% of world nations, groundbreaking new legal research finds.
A scholar disproves the long-held assumption that black names are a recent phenomenon.
Centuries' worth of important information is stored on paper – which can decay, burn or get eaten by pests. Peek inside the process of making all that data digital.
Many historians and other scholars say what Americans have traditionally learned about the complex period that followed the Civil War falls short of what we should know.
Both in 19th-century America and today, the initiative and choices of those making the journey are often ignored.
After several decades in which many housewives turned their backs on slave sugar, it suddenly made a comeback.
At historic sites across the South, you'll often find a white woman, dressed in Colonial clothes, cooking in a big house kitchen. That's a role that was usually done by enslaved Africans.
Fictional accounts of white Southerners make it seem like it was fun to be a slave on a plantation at holiday time. Many of today's tours repeat such stories.
In the United States, presidential candidates are discussing reparations for the descendants of enslaved men and women.