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Talking to a Man Named Mr. Cotton About Slavery and Confederate Monuments

In this week’s Race/Related newsletter: A writer explores the nation’s divide over its Civil War past. He finds that some Confederate monuments cannot be moved. A bust of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, ... read more

Bristol, the slave trade and a reckoning with the past

They called the ... “F**k off, slave trader.” Contested heritage, as historians call monuments like this one, has increasingly become a focus for anti-racist and anti-colonialist anger around the worl... read more

A black family confronts a 70-year-old killing and a white man's exoneration

Nichole Ulmer had never heard the name before - Rayfield ... to look at the history of slavery, of lynching, of segregation,” said Stevenson, who is black. The memorial opens the same week that Alabam... read more

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For people of Charlottesville, a year of reckoning

Residents file in with signs bearing the name of the new African ... challenge to preserve historical monuments – including the statue of Lee whose proposed removal precipitated last year’s protests. ... 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

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

Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz talk Rob Porter, Russia probe

Plus, we are at ground zero in the fight over American heritage and confederate monuments ... D.C., to vote on the name of the capital. Why didn't he allow us to have a vote in New Orleans on the remo... 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

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

City Council holding public hearing on Confederate monuments: Follow live blog

The police just escorted a man ... two monuments. One to Confederate vets. One to slaves who fought for freedom. All done respectfully. Shout: "How do you respect slavery." 4:51 p.m.: Speaker Marchel ... read more

City of Helena to remove Confederate fountain

Native American lawmakers in Montana called ... said such monuments have stood for segregation, secession and slavery. The monument first gained significant public attention two years ago, after a man ... read more

Mayor says Lee statue must go as debate over slave past of U.S. rages

The Mayor of Charlottesville called on Friday for a special session of Virginia’s legislature to let localities decide the fate of Confederate ... After Mr. Trump on Thursday decried the removal of su... read more

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