O’Rourke: White Americans don’t know full story of slavery

U.S. 06/15/19, 02:26

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke took an unconventional approach to reaching out to African-American voters Friday, meeting with a small group representing a community of slave descendants in South Carolina. He strives to make connections with the black voters who will ...

Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

U.S. 06/14/19, 14:18

A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told ...

David Brion Davis, scholar of slavery, dead at 92

Entertainment 04/15/19, 16:32

David Brion Davis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who documented the centrality of slavery in Western culture through a landmark trilogy that made him among the world's most respected and influential scholars, has died.Davis, a professor emeritus at Yale University, died ...

Georgetown students endorse slavery reparations fund in vote

U.S. 04/12/19, 00:51

Georgetown University undergraduates have voted in favor of a referendum seeking the establishment of a fund benefiting the descendants of enslaved people sold to pay off the school's debts.The $27.20-per-semester fee would create one of the first reparations funds at ...

Georgetown students to vote on slavery reparations fund

U.S. 04/11/19, 01:31

Georgetown University students are considering a fee benefiting the descendants of enslaved people sold to pay off the school's debts, an effort that would create one of the first reparations funds at a major U.S. institution.News outlets report undergraduate students ...

Republican state senator criticized for comments on slavery

U.S. 04/09/19, 23:22

A Republican state senator from Oregon said on Tuesday that the designation of slaves as three-fifths of a person was not racist, drawing condemnation from at least two black lawmakers.Sen. Dennis Linthicum, from Klamath Falls in southern Oregon, said during ...

Warren backs congressional plan for reparations study

Politics 03/18/19, 20:39

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is embracing a congressional proposal to study a framework for reparations to African-Americans hurt by the legacy of slavery as the best way to begin a "national, full-blown conversation" on the issue. Warren first voiced support ...

Presidential hopeful Castro isn’t ruling out reparations

U.S. 03/10/19, 10:34

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro isn't ruling out direct payments to African-Americans for the legacy of slavery — a stand separating him from his 2020 rivals.The former housing secretary says, "If under the Constitution we compensate people because we take ...

Portuguese town opens window to its slave-trade history

Europe 02/06/19, 11:12

To the casual visitor, Lagos is a striking beach town of charming coastlines and sightly sandstone cliffs. A medieval castle sits alongside boutique cafes and outdoor restaurants serving boiled and baked octopus. One can speed along the shore in a ...

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