Riots by proslavery forces raged for three days in the nation's capital after the capture of a ship bearing fugitive enslaved people. The president, a slaveowner himself, tried to calm the city.
Despite opposition from the early church, dance was an integral part of Christian devotion for many centuries before falling out of favor.
Texas' most famous statesman, Sam Houston, was a slave owner who opposed the Confederacy. But white Texans tend to omit his dissent in current debates over removing Confederate markers.
Former enslaved persons never got 'forty acres and a mule,' and their descendants have been denied reparations for the legacy of slavery. Will Joe Biden be the president to change that?
Are reparations for slavery enough for colleges to make amends? A scholar argues that access and student loan debt must also be addressed.
History is full of examples of nations paying out to compensate for slavery. But the money never went to those who suffered under the system, only those who profited.
Mapping is one way African Americans fight for equality and help each other navigate a racially hostile landscape.
The myth has become a symbol of the traumatizing legacy of trans-Atlantic slavery. It also serves as a form of resistance and healing.
Descent-based slavery – when a slave status is ascribed to a person based on their alleged ancestry – continues to exist in Mali.
President Lincoln was a statesman. John Brown was a radical. That's the traditional view of how each one fought slavery, but it fails to capture the full measure of their devotion.
Geographers are documenting slave-built infrastructure, from railroads to ports, in use today. Such work could influence the reparations debate by showing how slavery still props up the US economy.
'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' the best seller of the 19th century, is not a relic from the past. The complex Uncle Tom figure still has a hold over Black politics.
In a rare series of interviews, the late Ghanaian leader spoke of how the country's slave trade was revisited as a vehicle for economic development.
Supply chain transparency is important, but countries like Australia also must do more to support the justice process, such as securing compensation for fishermen and putting traffickers in jail.
Although millions voted to put her face on the bill in an online poll, many still don't know the story of her life and the role faith played in it.
The turn towards authoritarianism, xenophobia and racism in Western democracies makes it unlikely that former Western slave-trading nations will agree to reparations in the near future.
People have questioned whether there’s darkness embedded in the song that many of us have missed
A study of the historical records describing African slaves in Brazil yields some unexpected findings.
The Regency period was full of gossip and scandal, something Bridgerton gets right. However, it leaves out the period's grim record on slavery.
Trump supporters have staked a claim to the US Constitution and the founding era of the country in their battle against what they perceive as an 'illegitimate' government.