slavery

Harvard Creates Fund to Redress Its Ties to Slavery So Harvard University is trying to atone for their involvement in slavery. They published a report saying that since it began in 1636 they found that their faculty and staff enslaved 70 people up until the banning of slavery in 1783. These slaves stayed on campus […]

Today is Veterans Day and The U.S. Department of Defense issued 5 facts about the day dedicated to those who served in the us armed forces.  Here are the important facts you should know: Veterans Day does NOT have an apostrophe. The holiday is not a day that “belongs” to one veteran or multiple veterans, […]

Reparations has been a hot topic for a long time as African descendants have never been compensated for the free labor of slavery used to build this country. Bob Johnson, the former owner of BET was on CNBC speaking about the need for reparations.  H said the  U.S. government should provide $14 trillion of reparations […]

A middle school teacher allegedly told her students to write “funny” titles and captions for a series of photos of slaves, so she wouldn’t be “bored,” reports Fox 5 NY.  A student at John W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport, New York alerted her grandmother to the assignment, which was given to her friend because they found […]

With photos of Harriet Tubman being few and far between, when a rare new photo of her surfaced it was a huge deal. While most photos depict Tubman as an elderly woman, a newly unearthed picture shows a much younger Tubman and was quickly acquired by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History […]

The South Mountain Elementary School apologized for the assignment and took the drawings down from the school's hallway.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is comparing slavery to immigration in the United States, a view that one slavery expert calls “inappropriate and wildly inaccurate.” Carson was talking about the work ethic of immigrants who came through Ellis Island during his first speech to the department on Monday. He said, “There were other […]

An investigation is underway within the Los Angeles Unified School District after a math homework assignment for second graders used slavery as its setting during Black History Month.

Harriet Jacobs was a former slave who penned an autobiography detailing her escape from an oppressive master who made sexual advances towards her. Jacobs became a darling of the anti-slavery movement with the publication of her book, Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl, helping other slaves by way of her celebrity. Jacobs was born […]

Yale University announced that John C. Calhoun College will be renamed after computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper.