Lawmakers are seeking to downplay the role that slavery played in the development of the United States, but history tells a different story.
Born in Blackness by Howard W. French is a towering work. It argues that, because of gold and slavery, Africa is central to creating the modern world.
Nigerian museums continue to present colonised versions of history. This harms local communities.
The Atlantic slave trade isn’t Britain’s first brush with forced labour.
The question of what should happen to symbols of oppression has re-emerged a hot-button issue now that the graffiti-covered figure has moved to Bristol’s M Shed museum
It took black folk unimaginable resources of creativity, humanity, humour and generosity to detoxify the N-word for their own collective sanity.
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.
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.
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.
The slave revolt in Berbice, modern-day Guyana, was unusual for its length and near success. So why are so few of the revolt’s documents in the Caribbean nation’s archives?
Black Lives Matter brings the slavery story into the present in America – but it leaves Africa stuck in the past.
Slave traders transformed human lives into profit-bearing opportunities – just like modern finance.
Jair Bolsonaro’s government has put forward laws that could put Indigenous land into the hands of mining, agricultural and timber businesses.
A scholar of multicultural education says the COVID-19 pandemic gives parents of color the chance to choose what their children learn at home.
Britain’s Royal Navy embarked on a huge anti-slavery campaign, but those ‘rescued’ didn’t always feel the benefits.
If you want to know the extent of the slave trade from Liverpool, use the tools in this article.
How even sleepy, rural Mid Wales was once an industrial heartland feeding the slave trade.
Despite the millions used in the transatlantic slave trade and Britain benefitting from their forced labour, a national memorial is proving difficult.
A historian says that critics get the past wrong.