Slavery

Woman Sees The Slave Cabin She Was Born in at African-American Museum

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86-year-old Isabell Meggett Lucas came face-to-face with her childhood home — a tiny, two-room, wood-framed cabin originally situated in an open field on Edisto Island that’s now a prized centerpiece at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Generations of Meggett descendants who...

Harvard University Publicly Acknowledges Historical Ties to Slavery

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Harvard University has publicly acknowledged its ties to slavery on Friday, at a conference that Harvard organized to explore the relationship between colleges and slavery. University President Drew Faust said the school must confront the grimmer parts of its past before it can move forward. “Harvard was...

Watch the Full-Length Trailer for Season 2 of WGN America’s ‘Underground’

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WGN America has released a full-length trailer the second-season premiere of its hit original drama series Underground, which will air on 10 PM Wednesday, March 8. Season two of the 10-episode, hour-long series follows an unremitting struggle for freedom within a divided America on the...

Maine Governor Says John Lewis Should Thank Republicans For Ending Slavery

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The governor of Maine is a known racist and crazy person and this time he’s going after John Lewis. Apparently Governor Paul LePage thinks Lewis should thank Republicans for ending slavery. LePage decided to throw his opinion in and is taking Trump’s side in his...

The Gullah Geechee People Are Fighting For Their Land, Like #NoDAPL Standing Rock

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West African slaves in South Carolina, known as Gullah Geechee, are fighting for their land like the people at Standing Rock. In a new BBC article, residents of Jackson Village, one of three Black communities in Plantersville, South Carolina spoke about how they could lose...

Georgetown University to Offer Admissions Edge to Descendants of Slaves

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Georgetown is trying to atone for its slave connections. Georgetown’s president, John J. DeGioia, will announce the measures Thursday afternoon, and he also also plans to offer a formal apology, create an institute for the study of slavery and erect a public memorial to the slaves...