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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

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

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

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City Council to Approve Creation of Blue Ribbon Commission

Charlottesville City Council is preparing to set up a commission to study the city's Confederate monuments. Councilors hammered out ... speaking to each other about racism, slavery, and what it means, ... read more

America’s Ugliest Confederate Statue Isn’t Coming Down Anytime Soon

Kershaw was an unreconstructed Renaissance man — a painter, sculptor, lawyer, semi-pro quarterback, grassroots organizer, and avowed racist. When Kershaw died in 2010, the Nashville Tennessean’s obitu... read more

A car crash topples a Confederate statue — and forces a Southern town to confront its past

This is the western part of Alabama's Black Belt, so named for its rich soil but also intimately associated with the enslaved people who worked the cotton fields ... Demopolis would carry on without i... 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

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

At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard

At Camp Tripwire, the militia members talk of deadly antigovernment clashes at Idaho's Ruby Ridge and at Waco, Texas. "We showed up so there's no slaughter like Ruby Ridge," said a man who called hims... read more

Yale renames Calhoun College because of historic ties to white supremacy and slavery

Yale University will rename one of its residential colleges, replacing the name of an ... champion of slavery, had been debated at the school over the years. But those discussions turned to urgent ple... read more

Slavery and the roots of racism

As Marx wrote in one of his earliest analyses of capitalism: Direct slavery is as much the pivot upon which our present-day industrialism turns as are machinery, credit, etc. Without cotton ... of Con... read more

Rename Austin Over Slavery? How About Washington?

The Austin Equity Office, you see, recently published a report on Confederate monuments ... to defend slavery in spite of Mexico's effort to ban it" and feared that freed slaves would be "a nuisance a... read more

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