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The investigation was triggered in March when city resident and parent Randi Carter-Alston said her 10-year-old daughter, Le'anni, came to her upset and confused after a lesson on slavery at Ventnor Elementary School. She said a teacher told the class slavery had positive attributes. Carter-Alston, who is ...
“Our nation has tried very hard to create a picture of slavery that is benign and inoffensive,” Stevenson tells artnet News. “We don't generally show the chains, the suffering, and the brutality. As a result, we've done a poor job confronting the legacy of slavery or acknowledging the shame of white supremacy ...

Speaking to UN News prior to the event, Missouri Sherman-Peter, the Permanent Observer for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to the UN, highlighted the importance of recognizing the heritage of those compelled into slavery, and informing the younger generation of what happened centuries ago.
U.S. authorities have arrested the son of a former president of the West African country of Guinea and his wife for allegedly enslaving a countrywoman in their Texas home. Mohamed and Denise Cros-Toure were being held in a federal detention facility Friday pending a probable cause hearing Monday in ...
“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 hope ...
But the somewhat hidden history of slavery in the mid-Hudson Valley is coming more into the light with the State University of New York at New Paltz examining its connection to the region's troubled past. At the heart of the ongoing debate is the Huguenot history and the families that helped settle the area ...

For the WAM, that past includes portraits of men and women from both the North and the South depicted in antebellum art who either owned enslaved persons or benefited from the institution of slavery. While wall labels in a museum's permanent collection are often standardized, unchanging, and ...
This morning, Princess Eugenie spoke at the Change Makers Summit in London, and while there, she announced the Anti-Slavery Collective, a new initiative aimed at abolishing modern slavery. According to the Global Slavery Index, as of 2016, approximately 46 million people were trapped in some form ...
Students at a San Antonio, Texas charter school were asked to complete an assignment that soon won't be forgotten. The teacher who led the assignment at Great Hearts Monte Vista Charter School stated that she was only following the instructions annotated in Prentice Hall Classics: A History of the ...
The famously eccentric rapper who once dined with President Donald Trump is opening up more and more about his previously cryptic political beliefs. In a batch of tweets written Saturday and Sunday after a long hiatus from Twitter, Kanye West exclaimed his support for conservative black pundit Candace ...
MPs are to investigate the growth of hand car-wash services in the UK, amid concerns they are damaging the environment and exploiting workers. The Environment Audit Committee will examine the impact of cleaning agents on water sources, plants and wildlife and how water use can be minimised.
Alabama seceded from the Union on January 11, 1861, in the belief, as stated during the Alabama Secession Convention held that month, that “the institution of African slavery now existing in the slaveholding states” was “a moral, social, and political blessing.” A few weeks earlier, in December 1860, ...
A new memorial conceived to capture the scope and magnitude of eight decades of racial terror now overlooks downtown Montgomery. A few blocks away, a new museum uses sights and sounds to trace the history of slavery and its ugly aftermath. It features video recreations of mothers describing being ...
The student researchers in the Penn Slavery Project expanded upon their initial findings further demonstrating the University's connections to slavery at a presentation April 23. This semester the group focused on the construction of Penn's early campus – what was then known as The Academy of ...
And while most students are taught that slavery existed, it's often whitewashed to something that was “not quite that bad” for those people who found themselves caught in the vicious system. While many teachers forge ahead and actually get it right, one Texas charter school had to issue an apology after ...
And in delving into its links to slavery, the college joins the trailblazing ranks of Brown University, Georgetown University, the University of Virginia and the ... Thomas Roderick Dew used his position as William & Mary president as a platform for promoting and justifying slavery during the antebellum era.
The College of William and Mary formally apologized for its role in slavery and Jim Crow at the Board of Visitors meeting Friday. The Board adopted a resolution of apology for William and Mary's history in exploiting slave labor and racial discrimination and saluting the hard work of all those involved in the ...

SAN ANTONIO -- A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery. The teacher at Great Hearts Monte Vista who distributed a worksheet titled "The Life of Slaves: A Balanced View" has ...
After years of being abused, exploited and enslaved, the girls in gloves do not hesitate to strike when their turn arrives. Cheered on by their friends, the Filipina children launch into a frenzied flurry of kicks and jabs against their trainers. These young survivors of modern slavery are learning martial arts as ...
Cooper Owens' presentation focused on the history of slavery in medicine centers across the United States and African-American women slaves' experiences as medical patients. She also highlighted how such experiences contributed to American gynecology. “I hope to create this theoretical offering to ...
Historical monuments can provide clear windows onto our nation's troubled racial past -- or they can obscure more than they reveal. And universities have a special obligation to examine how we memorialize the past, said speakers at a two-day symposium “American Universities, Monuments, and the Legacies of Slavery.”.
Nouakchott, Apr 2 ( Prensa Latina) A Mauritanian court sentenced today to between 10 and 20 years in prison to three defendants, one of them is a woman, found guilty of keeping some persons in slavery conditions, official sources reported today. Among the convicts, there is one condemned to two ...
Far from representing the new birth of freedom, what the discovery of the Americas brought about was a new birth of slavery. In the settlement of the New World prior to 1820, Africans outnumbered Europeans by roughly five to one. So the typical American settler was neither a swaggering entrepreneur nor ...
Drawing upon works by Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and other prominent 18th and 19thcentury writers, Painter described how “slavery did harm to the American political character.” The tribalist politics that Painter said define “America in the age of Trump” result from the ongoing legacy of slavery, ...
DETROIT (AP) – Detroit's early complicity in slavery is among the topics an author plans to discuss during an event at University of Detroit Mercy. Tiya Miles plans to speak Friday evening at the Detroit school, where she will share the findings of her book, “The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and ...
DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTOS An animated Daniel Diaz, Arte Inc.'s co-founder and chairman, moved through the aisles of Fair Haven School's auditorium with the fervor of a televangelist. His message — that we must not forget the history of slavery in Puerto Rico, that we must harness its lessons and ...
Since the Modern Slavery Act of 2015, British companies over a certain size have been required to report on slavery in their supply chains. Their statements are both shocking and admirable. Shocking because they make clear that the incidence of slavery has become normalised once again – and not just ...
Octavia Spencer has signed on as executive producer on the independent anti-slavery movie “Mumbet,” Variety has learned exclusively. “Mumbet” will be directed by Alethea Root (“Part Time Fabulous”) and produced by Kim Waltrip (“Hit & Run”) of Wonderstar Productions and Root of Truth 13 Productions.
A Florida man is charged with slavery and pimping in federal court after a woman escaped to tell cops a story of sex, beatings and hard labor that stretched from Florida to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Alston Orlando Leroy Williams, 42, of Lake Worth faces one count of sex trafficking of a minor, three counts of sex ...
Detroit's early complicity in slavery is among the topics an author plans to discuss during an event at University of Detroit Mercy. ... speak Friday evening at the Detroit school, where she will share the findings of her book, "The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straights.
Octavia Spencer has signed on as executive producer on the independent anti-slavery movie “Mumbet,” Variety has learned exclusively. “Mumbet” will be directed by Alethea Root (“Part Time Fabulous”) and produced by Kim Waltrip (“Hit & Run”) of Wonderstar Productions and Root of Truth 13 Productions.
In 1861, Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the short-lived Confederate States of America, gave a speech about the Confederate constitution, which included justifying and codifying the continuation of slavery as the basis for secession. The new constitution has put at rest, forever, all the agitating ...
Although slavery is still widely — and quietly — practiced throughout the northern African country, two slave owners were recently jailed for their unlawful employment methods. This is a rare and atypical in Mauritania. In fact, the BBC reports that “the country has jailed more anti-slavery activists that slave ...
Universities from Brown in Rhode Island to Furman in South Carolina have commissions in place to study Race, Slavery and Monuments. One institution where millions of dollars is being spent to make sure everyone has a say in how universities remember and mark the past is the University of Virginia.
For an index of the two-dozen previous items in the post-Parkland gun-safety series, please see the bottom of this post. In this installment, I offer reader messages on two main themes. One is whether it matters to talk about the specific “killing power” of the AR-15 and the ammunition it uses. The other is ...
Institutional slavery was supposedly outlawed in 1865. So why is it that a system where workers, who are unfairly forced into the system, are paid pennies a day and “rented” and “traded” around is still in existence? People are generally familiar with some of the other problematic lobbies, such as the NRA ...
Call it "fake history." Whenever people on social media start talking slavery, reparations, and race, some Internet troll will jump up and demand, "What about the Irish?" 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 ...
As cities throughout the South move to take down monuments of Confederate leaders, the mayor of Nashville unveiled a plan this week for the city to honor an overlooked part of the Civil War era: the contributions and sacrifices of slaves. Under the proposal, announced Tuesday by Mayor David Briley near ...
Police in Italy say they have broken up a "psycho sect" that enslaved members by forcing them to adhere to a strict macrobiotic diet and cut off contact with the outside world. Five people are under investigation over allegations including maltreatment and tax evasion. Among the suspects is a business mogul who is accused ...
Forty-one "extremely vulnerable" people are being supported by authorities after raids in Liverpool targeting a suspected modern slavery ring. A 28-year-old man and his 32-year-old wife were arrested with a 34-year-old man on suspicion of offences including forced labour and trafficking. They were ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor David Briley says his city can begin to acknowledge, atone and seek reconciliation for slavery by replacing an unused minor league baseball stadium with a park commemorating a Civil War fort built by slaves. Briley announced Tuesday he'll seek $1 million in ...
As the Penn History of Slavery Project enters a new semester, students in the group have expressed concerns over the less collaborative and active role taken by the faculty group. The Penn Slavery Project, formed in Spring 2017, is a group of undergraduate students dedicated to researching Penn's ...
The event, “Interpreting and Representing Slavery and Its Legacies in Museums and Sites: International Perspectives,” will examine the variety of approaches used at museums and sites around the Atlantic to represent the history and legacies of the slave trade, slavery and emancipation. With experts from ...
A few schools will even receive a visit from a CNN correspondent, who will report live from the school. If you're doing something to raise awareness of modern slavery, let us know your plans by telling us on Twitter or Instagram, using #myfreedomday. (You must be aged 13 or older to post on social media).
Eliza Whitmire's story highlights the underreported complexities of slavery and the American frontier. Few historical narratives, for example, tell the story of a Georgia plantation owned and operated by Cherokee enslavers. And few chronicles of the frontier account for its human diversity. Often depicted as ...
In short, this analysis speaks to the fact that gun laws relate to gun deaths in a way that matches a common-sense prediction regarding the relationship between these two variables. Further, it seems that being in a state that has a history of slavery eerily maps onto both the nature of gun laws and the rates ...
Human slavery. If the Confederacy had been a separate nation, it would have ranked as the fourth richest in the world at the start of the Civil War. The slave economy had been very good to American prosperity. By the start of the war, the South was producing 75 percent of the world's cotton and creating ...
An Austin school board member hinted at the stain of slavery in the Old South when she warned that changing the names of schools named after Texans with Confederate roles makes it logical to change the names of even more schools. Austin school Trustee Ann Teich said at the school board's Feb.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has sounded the alarm by releasing a report, "Teaching Hard History: American Slavery." SPLC insists the country needs an intervention, and urges states, school districts and textbook publishers to stop avoiding the hard truths about slavery. According to the report, the ...
The government is slashing the financial support it provides to victims of slavery in the UK by nearly 50%. In a statement to the Guardian, the Home Office confirmed that the weekly allowance provided to slavery victims will be cut from £65 to £37.75. Support for victims lasts for 45 days following confirmation ...


 

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