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The Confederacy was built on slavery. How can so many Southern whites still believe otherwise?

In July, a 62-year-old white man named Frank Earnest, one of the country's most ardent defenders of Confederate monuments ... fundamentally, about slavery. These days, you can find men (and ... read more

‘Chronicle of Racism’ would enlighten Confederate Park librarians

“Our new government is founded upon…the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition.” I have no conten... read more

The Promised Land: Plantation turned beloved black community

The property went from being a slave-worked plantation ... which grew corn, cotton, wheat and number of other crops. The Maguire home also functioned as a post office and a voting precinct. "It stands ... read more

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12 Years a Slave

DEBORAH POTTER: 12 Years a Slave is based on the memoir of Solomon Northup, a free man from New ... global thing called the slave trade. PROF. PIERCE: It’s a complicated and it’s a very ugly history, ... read more

Lincoln and the struggle to abolish slavery

Lincoln's visit to the conquered Confederate ... much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race." Moreover, while Lincoln wanted to see slavery die out, h... read more

Here’s what was chosen to replace Helena’s Confederate fountain, if the city accepts it

“and represent our core values of the city going forward so that maybe we could stop arguing about the Daughters of the Confederacy or what was the history of our country around Confederate monuments ... read more

A Radical Right to Happiness

As a freedman named London Kurdle wrote, “I pay my money at place of public entertainment; it is as good as if a white man had paid his.” 7 The ex-slave would be entitled to cross the threshold from a ... read more

How Should Boston Reckon With The Complicated History Of Faneuil Hall?

The meeting house turned tourist attraction is named for Peter ... but it's also a slave market." On how Boston confronts its role in slavery KP: "In the spirit of what's been happening around the cou... read more

New lynching memorial in Alabama aims for truth and reconciliation of slavery & Jim Crow era

And the history that is most on display — in obvious and not-so-obvious ways — is deeply tied to slavery and its enduring aftermath. The streets here are named for Confederate ... talking about this. ... read more

Slavery and the Civil War

Slavery, Stephens noted, "was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution." Referring to the new Confederate government, Stephens stated, "Its cornerstone rests upon the great truth ... read more

New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims

This photo shows a bronze statue called "Raise ... 59 markers and monuments to the Confederacy in Montgomery. We have a lot of people who spend a lot of time talking about mid-19th century history, bu... read more

After the Confederate Flags Come Down, Everything Named After Nathan Bedford Forrest Should Be Next

Now is the time to rename every single park, school and building named after Nathan Bedford Forrest ... slaves and using them to grow cotton—blood money, plain and simple. When the “War Between the St... read more

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