Slavery

With photos of Harriet Tubman being few and far between, when a rare new photo of her surfaced it was a huge deal. While most photos depict Tubman as an elderly woman, a newly unearthed picture shows a much younger Tubman and was quickly acquired by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History […]

The room of Sally Hemings, a slave who had a long-term relationship with Thomas Jefferson, will be excavated at Monticello.

Rep. John Conyers held a Capitol Hill briefing to spark dialogue about reparations.

NBC News Los Angeles reports the Los Angeles United School District is investigating a teacher who gave a word problem to 7-year-olds that featured slaves, cotton picking, “masters,” the "missus," and the “Big House.”

Yale University announced that John C. Calhoun College will be renamed after computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper.

Lynneice Washington has made history as the first African-American woman to become a District Attorney in the state of Alabama.

Willie Morgan, who hails from Georgia, grows actual cotton in Harlem to teach children in his neighborhood about slavery.

A group of U.N. experts issued a report urging the U.S. to give some form of reparations to African-Americans. The legacy of unresolved racial inequality continues to harm the nation's Black community.

Speaking of reparations, what they got on that tuition though?

The Baltimore Police Union is calling on state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby to throw out all charges against the officers involved in the Freddie Gray case. This comes after one of the six officers, Caesar Goodson Jr., was acquitted of all charges placed against him on Thursday. This is the second time that Mosby’s team has failed […]

Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, has arrived. We’ve compiled a few facts that you may not have known about the celebration of the emancipation of the last slaves in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, but it took nearly three more years before full emancipation […]

Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to rescue the school during a financial crisis. Many are now asking if the university should compensate the slaves' descendants.