Some UK families whose wealth largely derives from the transatlantic slave trade have agreed to pay reparations.
Britain’s industrial revolution was built on slavery: both black labour and intellectual property.
While a Florida curriculum implies that enslaved Africans ‘benefited’ from skills acquired through slavery, history shows they brought knowledge and skills to the US that predate their captivity.
Africans should get more credit for the abolition of the slave trade.
By reflecting on the violent origins of the Canadian sugar industry, we can bring wider attention to the exploitation underpinning the history of Canadian cuisine.
Dhamaal music and dance reveals a rich and complex mixing of cultures that is shaped by history.
A grand new memorial park walks a fine line - between teaching about slavery and becoming a tourist trap.
This movie is absolutely worth seeing. But it’s best viewed with the awareness of its significant alterations of history.
From Lovecraft Country to Black Panther to a statue in Benin, the “amazons” of Dahomey continue to trend in global popular culture.
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?