James McCune Smith was the first African American to receive a medical doctorate from a university. He dedicated his life to fighting injustice.
Few people embody the contradictions of U.S. history like the author of the Star Spangled Banner, someone who denounced slavery as a moral wrong but rejected racial equality.
Few issues are as difficult to deal with in the classroom as slavery in the US. Here, a professor who trains teachers on how to present the topic offers some insights.
At once tender and horrific, The Underground Railroad’s use of visuals and sound beautifully portray the reality of slavery and its legacy in the US today.
The biblical story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt is also a historical tale of reparations after enslavement.
Even Colonial-era abolitionists like Alexander Hamilton enjoyed centuries of generational wealth built from slavery.
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?
Cameras played a critical role in the quest for social equality for Black Americans in the post-slavery era.
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.
The myth has become a symbol of the traumatizing legacy of trans-Atlantic slavery. It also serves as a form of resistance and healing.
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.
Since its creation, the infamous diagonal blue cross with white stars on a red background has been a symbol of white resistance to giving Black Americans more political power.
A tale of vampirism would have been shocking to readers at the time if was published, not because of its monsters, but its politics.