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SOUTH HOLLAND -- The simulation was designed as a visceral and interactive history lesson for a class of south suburban sixth-graders -- a re-enactment of the Underground Railroad, complete with freedom papers and passage to safety at night in the woodlands and open fields of Wisconsin. But ... students Railroad
A historic North Carolina women's college has apologized for having once owned slaves. The Winston-Salem Journal reports a research report released Thursday showed Salem Academy and College owned slaves who worked on campus as housekeepers, among other roles. The school also ...

"The fact the Moravians embraced slavery, as evidenced through their owning and renting of slaves, must be as much a part of the narrative of their early history in North Carolina as is their history of welcoming slaves into their congregation and treating them as equals before God," he said. "I sincerely ...
Kamau Bell visits a church where Frederick Douglass spoke and which served as a station on the Underground Railroad. Watch “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Share this: Facebook · Twitter · LinkedIn · Email · Print. About the Author. CNN. Advertisements.
An African American man identified as Andrew M. is blasting Ancestry.com for characterizing African slaves as "migrants." In a Care2 petition, Andrew says he and his brother were curious about their pedigree and submitted saliva samples to Ancestry.com, the largest for-profit genealogy company in ...
They lived in cellars and likely were locked in at night to prevent their escape. Some wore steel collars around their neck that identified the family that owned them. That way, if they did escape, their captors would know where to return them. They were possessions. They were property. They were slaves.

The allegations are as elaborate as they are shocking. Actress Allison Mack, best known for her role as the wholesome Chloe Sullivan on the TV show Smallville, is charged with sex trafficking in connection with a controversial self-help group that one former member described as a “cult.” In a statement ...
UK to investigate use of modern day slaves hand-washing cars. British lawmakers raise concerns that hand car washes could be hubs for human trafficking; Up to 20,000 hand car washes are active in the U.K.; Estimates indicate that up to 45.8 million people live in slavery globally; Oil and chemicals from ...
Their names—at least the ones we know—were Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey. There were other women, but their identities have been forgotten. The man whose name appears in medical textbooks, whose likeness is memorialized in statues, is J. Marion Sims. Celebrated as the “father of modern gynecology ...
An arch that students pass through at ceremonial occasions, including graduation, will be named for James Collins Johnson, a fugitive slave from Maryland who worked as a janitor and vendor on campus for 60 years and in 1843 was nearly sent back south after a Princeton student identified him as a ...
One of the world's longest-lived malware networks, EITest, has gone offline. EITest was part of several infection chains, used by attackers to redirect users from legitimate sites to compromised sites that shipped exploit kits. In 2016, for example, it was part of an attack that used shampoo brand Just for Men to ...
North Korean slaves in Poland, are also forced to live where they work and aren't allowed to take any breaks, the BBC reported. A North Korean supervisor in charge of foreign workers at Szczecin, northwestern Poland, told the programme: "Our guys are stationed in Poland only to work. They only take ...
As the civil rights movement intensified in the 1960s, the textbooks began to draw heavy criticism, largely for their depictions of slaves and post-Civil War ... Among other things, "Cavalier Commonwealth," the high school book, said a slave "did not work so hard as the average free laborer, since he did not ...
But in Denmark, where Hans Jonathan (he had no surname) was a slave, fought in a war, lost a noted case on slavery, and escaped bondage by fleeing to Iceland, his extraordinary story has not drawn much interest. An American descendant got a polite rejection when she asked the Danish government to ...
When identifying prospective slaves, Mack targeted women experiencing difficulties in their lives. While avoiding the words “master” and “slave” in the initial recruiting pitch, Mack told women they had an opportunity to join an organization that would be life changing where she would coach and mentor them ...
In 1835, a young Muslim slave participated in a revolt in the Brazilian city of Bahia. Their group was led by Ahuna, an elderly religious leader who organised the rebellion hoping to free them from bondage. The young man, a devout follower of Ahuna, didn't survive the rebellion, but his body was found with ...
You wild heathens kept asking for it and we heard you loud and clear: We are proud to announce a full co-headlining North American tour with our friends in Slaves. We're bringing Royal Thunder and Awaken I Am along for the ride. It's going to be a night of some thick ass rock n roll that you can brag about ...

We're familiar with grim stories about black-shirted federal agents barging into apartment complexes, convenience stores and school pickup sites to round up and deport immigrants. We've heard far less about the forced labor — some call it slavery — inside detention facilities. But new legal challenges to ...
Two slave owners in Mauritania have been jailed in a country where slavery remains widespread but convictions rare, activists say. The sentences of 10 and 20 years are said to be the toughest-ever for the crime in the West African country. Slavery was outlawed in 1981 but 1% of the population are still ...
Somewhere between the charoset and the matzo ball soup, the Passover Hagaddah makes a somewhat strange request: “In each generation, every person is obligated to see themselves as if they personally came forth from Egypt.” It's not enough to merely remember that our ancestors were slaves in ...
Larry King has an interesting tidbit for why the Second Amendment should be repealed -- and it's got to do with what he says is the real reason it was created ... to fight off slaves. We got the ex-talk show host Wednesday at E. Baldi in Bev Hills, where we asked what he thought of former Supreme Court ...
Over the weekend, I had a family member refer to my caregivers as “slaves.” It was phrased to mean they would love to be me, ordering people around all the time. If ever you've had someone do any kind of physical activity on your behalf, you'll know that everyone has their own way of doing things, and it's ...
Over the past few years, the myth of Irish slavery has found fertile ground in Internet memes as a way to derail any conversation about historical complicity for white folks in the slave trade or the need for affirmative action today. If the Irish escaped from slavery to general inclusion and prosperity, the false ...
The newspaper covering the city of Bristol in the west of England has launched a campaign to face up to the city's past as a hub of the British Empire's slave trade. Sputnik spoke to Sue Giles, Senior Curator of Bristol Museums, who explained how the city came to be involved in trading human beings.
Archaeologists think they have found the resting place of some slaves who died in bondage at what the Belvoir Plantation in Crownsville. ... CROWNSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Two years ago archaeologists uncovered and examined unique stone slave quarters on what was the Belvoir Plantation in Crownsville.
MOBILE, Ala. -- Investigators have determined that an old wooden wreck found on the Alabama Gulf Coast isn't the last slave ship to land in the United States, the Alabama Historical Commission said Monday. A statement released by the state agency said the ship remains found north of Mobile are too ...
Eventually, the stranger said goodbye and went on his way, but a little while later he wrote a letter to the plantation owner, informing him he would soon have to free his slaves—“that everybody was going to have to, that the North was going to see to it.” The stranger told the owner to go into the room where ...
Over the past several weeks, arrests of members from the purported self-help group Nxivm have revealed an underground web of heinous crimes, from sex slavery to pyramid schemes. Reports and rumors about the groups connections to Hollywood actors were mounting. And on Friday, actress Allison ...
Every summer, blood-red ants of the species Formica sanguinea go on a mission to capture slaves. They infiltrate the nest of another ant species, like the peaceful F. fusca, assassinate the queen, and kidnap the pupae to raise as the next generation of slaves. Once the slaves hatch in their new nest, they ...
Baton Rouge's Saundra McGuire, right, places a rose of remembrance next to a wreath at the marker for the Monroe Plantation Cemetery, after a commemorative program honoring the lives of the enslaved people buried there and at the nearby Bruslie Plantation Cemetery, both on property of the Shell ...
March 6, 2018 Rio de Janeiro—As Brazil marks 130 years since the abolition of slavery this year, the descendants of runaway slaves have been celebrating two major victories in their long fight to get legal title to their land. In the northern state of Para, 500 of them in Quilombo Cachoeira Porteira took formal ...
Historical documents indicate that Meaher hatched the plan with ship captain William Foster, and on July 7, 1860, the Clotilda entered Mobile Bay carrying 103 slaves. It would be the last known time slave owners sailed an African slave ship to the U.S.. To hide the evidence of their crime, the crew set the ...
Slave labor had become so entrenched in the Southern economy that nothing—not even the belief that all men were created equal—would dislodge it. When delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, they were split on the moral question of human bondage and ...
The complaint says that when women turned over collateral, which could include compromising pictures and damaging personal information, they would become "slaves." The prosecutors' detention request refers to "over fifty female slaves," and said he enjoyed the backing of wealthy individuals. Raniere ...
Stacey Dash is far from the only political candidate who is clueless when it comes to Black history. Catherine Templeton, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in South Carolina, displayed her ignorance in claiming to not know that one of her ancestors owned slaves, Greenville News reported. Sixty-six of ...
Fort Lauderdale resident Lenden Pendergrass' form of a “garage sale” involved drugs and drug-addicted sex slaves who lived in his garage, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in federal court. The only offenses in the complaint against Pendergrass, a 54-year-old, five-time prison resident, are ...
The 1,800 residents of Barbuda can trace their ancestry to slaves who worked on the Caribbean island to the late 17th century, when it was a supply station for sugar cane plantations. When abolition arrived more than 100 years later, their former masters, the British Codrington family, abandoned the tiny ...
What if I told you that even though Republican candidate for governor Catherine Templeton told Bob Jones students earlier this month that her family didn't fight in the Civil War "because we had slaves," it turns out her family actually did own quite a few slaves? Greenville News reported over the weekend ...
A candidate for S.C. governor, who has spoken fondly of the Confederacy, says she was unaware her ancestor owned dozens of slaves at the time of the Civil War. The Greenville News reports census records show Catherine Templeton's ancestor, Hiram Clark Brawley, was a “substantial” slave owner in ...
Strikers carried signs that explain much about the world in which twenty-first-century workers operate. “Somos Trabajadores, No Esclavos. We Are Workers, Not Slaves.” When police cracked down violently, the Mexican newspaper La Jornada ran a cartoon of police beating strikers. “Haven't thirty years of ...
The rugged landscape of north Wales is not a place usually associated with modern-day slavery. Yet for some victims, its remote location has become a refuge. Sophie - not her real name - has a tragic but not unique tale. Living in eastern Europe, she was approached by a family friend, known as Robert, ...
If you are one of those who have not heard of a slave named Henry Brown or Robert Smalls or the famous Frederick Douglass, reenactments will be performed by Pastor Craig A. Cauley of Chosen Fellowship Church, the Rev. Dr. Charles A. Searcy, the Rev. William A. Feagin, Councilman Ezra Scott Jr, ...
A wreath will be laid at the plaque marking the graves of freed black slaves who died crossing Ebenezer Creek in 1864, as part of Black History Month. Everyone in the community is invited to the ceremony, which is set for 3 p.m. Saturday at the African American section of the Jerusalem Lutheran Church ...
Wilder says the industrial revolution in the North was fueled, in a large part, by the slave economy in the American South. That fact has a direct link to MIT and schools like it. “Cotton manufacturers in New England who need skilled engineers to build factories, design machines, and maintain production, ...
The total awards made by the Slave Compensation Commission (£20m) appear “monstrous”, but most contemporaries did not share that opinion. The sanctity of property rights, whether relating to goods, slaves or serfs, underpinned the legal system in Britain and many European countries, while the ...
When you look at the White House, you probably don't think of it as a Southern plantation mansion—the way you might, say, a columned antebellum pile in Georgia. But Washington, D.C. was carved out of territory from Virginia and Maryland, both slave states. Slavery was legal in the nation's capital until ...
A gangmaster who brought men from Romania to work in a factory for less than £2 an hour has been jailed. Mihai Varga, of Ashwin Road, Birmingham admitted exploiting the men who worked 12-hour shifts at a food processing factory in Staffordshire. The men, aged between 26 and 50, were kept in ...
Romanian 'Slaves' in UK Denounce Police 'Liberators'. UK police embarrassed after Romanian and Lithuanian farm workers freed in police swoop insist they were not 'slaves' and demand their jobs back. Marcus Tanner. BIRN. London ...
Guasco calls this “Anglo-America's first true slave society.” Soon after, in 1641, Massachusetts became the first North American colony to legally authorize slavery. Several hundred other Pequot captives were in bondage there, and African slavery was already established. Yet, as Guasco notes, Indian ...
Thomas was a cruel master, starving and beating his slaves and breaking up their attempts to worship, read and write. He leased Douglass out to other masters who attempted to break his independent spirit with physical and emotional abuse. Eventually, Douglass returned to Hugh in Baltimore, fell in love ...


 

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