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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.