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Civil War ship found: Planter's role in heroic ride to freedom

Charleston - The wreck of a steamship commandeered by slaves during the Civil War is believed to have been found, lying beneath 10 to 15 feet of sand, silt and water off Cape Romain, between Charleston and Georgetown in South Carolina.

Op-Ed: What have we learned from Black History Month? Special

Black History Month is celebrated every February in the United States. As the month comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on what we have learned. Books, documentaries, and feature films are resources for gleaning new information.

Photos: Envisioning Emancipation — Black slaves after freedom

A new book features more than 150 photographs of former African American slaves at the Emancipation. The publication coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.

'British' slave holders sentenced

Luton - On Wednesday, three men and a woman were convicted of holding men as slaves, here in England. Yesterday, Thursday, July 12, they were sentenced.

Slavery math assignment causes parents outrage

Norcross - Several parents of elementary school children in Gwinnet County, Georgia were shocked and outraged when their children brought home from school math homework assignment that had word problems referring to slavery and beating of slaves.

Activists to protest sex trafficking outside Craigslist office

San Francisco - Human Rights activists have scheduled a protest at the headquarters of Craigslist for Thursday afternoon. Activists want Craigslist to put a stop to human sex trafficking through the adult services section of its website.

Woman who kept children as slaves in the USA pleads not guilty

A British woman who allegedly kept three children as slaves in her US home has entered a plea of not guilty to the charges. The charges include two counts of felony child abuse and three felony counts of involuntary servitude.

African Americans Receive Major Boost in Genealogy Tracking

One of the worst parts of the shame of slavery was the loss of ancestors and personal history of millions of people. For centuries African Americans were unable to trace their ancestors except by oral histories.

The Child Slaves of Saudi Arabia

Saudi officials find many enslaved children in the streets begging.

Cherokee Nation Votes Out Decendants of Black Slaves

Black slave decendants voted out of Cherokee nation.

Apologize for Slavery?

Resolution passed the House with a 96-0 in Virginia.The Senate approved it on a unanimous voice vote.

Resurging Islam - Revival of Slavery

Iranian writer Amil Imani takes us on a tour through slavery in traditional Islam, and its implementation in the modern world.
 

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James Island in Gambia
James Island in Gambia
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A creative photo depicting human trafficking
A creative photo depicting human trafficking
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A ruined slave fort on James Island in Gambia
A ruined slave fort on James Island in Gambia
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James Hopkinson s Plantation slaves planting sweet potatoes (c. 1862/63).
James Hopkinson's Plantation slaves planting sweet potatoes (c. 1862/63).
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Zena Amevor was held as a slave for several years in a New Jersey hair braiding salon
Zena Amevor was held as a slave for several years in a New Jersey hair braiding salon
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