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When George Washington fought in the Revolutionary war, his "favorite" slave, Billy Lee, went with him, so it was natural that Washington would bring Lee to New York, to the first presidential mansion.
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - police confirmed more information Wednesday about a disturbing discovery northwest of Phoenix in Prescott Valley.
Most of New England's colonial-era graveyards hold the bones of slaves. This is true not only of the urban graveyards of Boston and Newport, but also of the sleepy little cemeteries nestled among the clapboard churches and old stone walls in rural ...
He was an African-American man of great dignity and the story he told about the determination of his runaway slave ancestors was inspiring in the courage it revealed, in the insight it offered into the determination of former slaves to be free, and as ...
Recent, high-profile coverage of the global seafood industry's horrific and rampant slavery problem caught many consumers by surprise.

slavery is a hugely profitable criminal activity generating up to $150 billion per year, with estimates of up to 46 million slaves globally. The new law acts as a spotlight on large organisations demanding transparency about whether they are directly ...
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For many in the West, slavery is a far off, historical concept. But a new index shows that consumers all over the world are getting products that at some stage were touched by the hands of modern-day slaves. The modern slavery Index, put together by ...
Black slaves were an everyday, essential part of the University of Georgia for nearly its first century, but there's no marker, no public monument, to acknowledge the role they played in UGA history.
In June, a UN report estimated that ISIS holds about 3,500 slaves and that the terror group continues to subject women and children to sexual violence, particularly in the form of sexual slavery. The report said ISIS' actions "may, in some instances ...
Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders of Antigua and Barbuda has called upon Harvard University to pay reparations to his countrymen, "some of whom are descendants of slaves" owned by the Royall family. Isaac Royall Jr. provided the university with its first ...
Until recently, financial advisers who helped clients decide where to invest their retirement money were legally able to steer them toward products that made themselves money at their clients' expense.
Yes, Anthony "the Mooch" Scaramucci, a multimillionaire and top economic adviser to the Donald, just compared stockbrokers to African American slaves. Apparently the Mooch feels like a new rule that protects the savings of working people is so hard on ...
The modern slavery Index, put together by the risk consultancy group Verisk Maplecroft, looks at which countries practice modern iterations of the age-old practices of servitude, human trafficking, and forced and compulsory labor.

Federal agents, with the assistance of local law enforcement, freed 72 sex slaves who were being forced to work as prostitutes in Washington state late last week.
Most of the Yazidi captives were sold as slaves or given as gifts to fighters in Islamic State-held areas of Syria, human rights groups and activists say.
In a new exhibit, "Lives Bound Together: slavery At George Washington's Mount Vernon," visitors can take a closer look at just how intertwined the Washingtons' lives were with the slaves on their property. The exhibit allows those moving through the ...
I think they may have been the property of slave owner Drury Vinson of Alabama. I can't seem to go back any further or find their place of birth or any further information about them.
For many in the West, slavery is a far off, historical concept. But a new index shows that consumers all over the world are getting products that at some stage were touched by the hands of modern-day slaves. The modern slavery Index, put together by ...
Since the 1600s, during the beginning of the American slave trade, the first Africans slaves were brought from West Africa.
While 2015's Are You Satisfied? garnered almost universal acclaim and won slaves a ton of fans, it was hard to see how the punk duo from Kent, in southern England, would follow up the brash and brutal punk pop of that mercury-nominated debut album.
Because Illinois is a northern state and the former home of Abraham Lincoln, it isn't typically associated with slavery. But there was slavery in Illinois for more than 100 years. Even after Illinois entered the Union, loopholes in its laws allowed the ...
Black slaves were an everyday, essential part of the University of Georgia for nearly its first century, but there's no marker, no public monument, to acknowledge the role they played in UGA history.
Andrew Paschal: slaves seem to mirror the repetitive, relentless onslaught of consumption culture itself with their latest single, making a valid political statement while not necessarily crafting a particularly listenable song.
In June, a UN report estimated that ISIS holds about 3,500 slaves and that the terror group continues to subject women and children to sexual violence, particularly in the form of sexual slavery. The report said ISIS' actions "may, in some instances ...
Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders of Antigua and Barbuda has called upon Harvard University to pay reparations to his countrymen, "some of whom are descendants of slaves" owned by the Royall family. Isaac Royall Jr. provided the university with its first ...
Sims developed procedures and gynecological tools still used in operating rooms. His advances, honed on slaves named Lucy and Betsey and Anarcha, all but wiped out vesico-vaginal fistula in the western world, a condition caused by extended childbirth ...
Researchers from the University of Mississippi recently presented their findings concerning the role slavery played in the founding and growth of the university ...
Yes, Anthony "the Mooch" Scaramucci, a multimillionaire and top economic adviser to the Donald, just compared stockbrokers to African American slaves. Apparently the Mooch feels like a new rule that protects the savings of working people is so hard on ...
Until recently, financial advisers who helped clients decide where to invest their retirement money were legally able to steer them toward products that made ...
When black folk suffered segregation after slavery? When women had no right to vote or control their own bodies? When gay brothers and lesbian sisters felt ceaseless hate?
Federal agents, with the assistance of local law enforcement, freed 72 sex slaves who were being forced to work as prostitutes in Washington state late last week.
Most of the Yazidi captives were sold as slaves or given as gifts to fighters in Islamic State-held areas of Syria, human rights groups and activists say.
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Warida, a former ISIS captive, sits with two of her children in their family tent in a northern Iraqi camp for internally displaced Yazidis.
The modern slavery Index, put together by the risk consultancy group Verisk Maplecroft, looks at which countries practice modern iterations of the age-old practices of servitude, human trafficking, and forced and compulsory labor.
In April 2016, the College of William and Mary's Board of Visitors passed a resolution renaming Jamestown North and South Halls as Lemon and Hardy Halls, in memory of a former slave owned by the College in the 18th century named Lemon, and a later ...
Francis Scott Key was a slaveowner; third verse of anthem directly insults the 'hireling and slave'
Dozens of people filled the grounds of William Faulkner's Rowan Oak on Saturday to investigate how slaves lived when Oxford was first settled.
Abuja, Nigeria - They were taken deep into the Sambisa Forest to Boko Haram's stronghold, where the more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok were offered a choice: Join the militants or become their slaves. About half of them chose to join and marry the ...
In a new exhibit, "Lives Bound Together: slavery At George Washington's Mount Vernon," visitors can take a closer look at just how intertwined the Washingtons' lives were with the slaves on their property. The exhibit allows those moving through the ...
Machine learning: why we mustn't be slaves to the algorithm. John Naughton. There's a huge buzz around the marvels of machine learning, but computers are only as good as the biased data we feed them.
After generating buzz at this year's Sundance Film Festival, The Birth of a Nation was prematurely labeled as an Oscar contender.
No, Evan was neither the gross Piggy Man, nor one of the producers working behind the scenes on the documentary. Instead, Peters appeared as Edward Philippe Mott, an 18th century slave owner who built the house where Shelby and Matt were terrorised ...
The mansion was part of the underground railroad, and Hannah hid runaway slaves in the basement. One tragic night while a group of slaves was waiting to leave their hiding spot, someone knocked over an oil lamp. The basement went up in flames, ...
It is difficult to write well about slavery. As with the holocaust, the subject's horrific nature lends itself too easily to mawkishness.
Lives Bound Together: slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon, a new exhibit at the Virginia estate, on view through 2018, brings Frank, Hercules, Lucy, and other slaves at Mount Vernon to the fore. It's a project that has been many years in the ...


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