Slavery

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The Who, What and How of Reparations for Slavery

A new online “Reparations Toolkit” gives a detailed breakdown of why Black people deserve this financial payback.

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Furman University to Honor First Black Student

The school voted unanimously to erect a statue in honor of Joseph Vaughn and review its mission and vision with an eye toward inclusivity.

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Woman Sues Harvard For Photos of Enslaved Ancestors

Tamara Lanier seeks compensation for emotional distress and Harvard University’s acknowledgement that it was “complicit in perpetuating and justifying the institution of slavery.”

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Politico Article Suggests Readers Get Their 'Own Immigrant'

No, it was not satire.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Demolishes John Kelly's Claim That 'Lack of Compromise' Caused Civil War

President Donald Trump’s chief of staff also said, “Robert E. Lee was an honorable man.”

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READ: 'Kindred' Graphic Novel Illustrator on the Difficulty of Adapting the Classic Book

John Jennings illustrated the upcoming graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic “Kindred,” which debuts January 10. 

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New Book Collects Frederick Douglass' Brooklyn Speeches

Historian and writer Theodore Hamm gathered some of the abolitionist leader’s seminal speeches and lectures for “Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn,” which debuted yesterday.

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WATCH: Harriet Tubman Confronts Slave Catchers in New 'Underground' Promo

Season two of WGN’s antebellum drama about runaway slaves premieres March 8.

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Performing Strong Black Womanhood at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Colorlines news editor Kenrya Rankin visited the new Smithsonian museum, which opens today. Here’s what made made her time there terrible—and what made it beautiful.

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10 Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Smithsonian's Long-Awaited Black History and Culture Museum

Check out pics of a Tuskeegee Airmen plane, the P-Funk Mothership and more in this roundup from yesterday’s media day at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Watch Franchesca Ramsey Dismantle Top 5 Slavery Apologist Arguments

From “they were well-fed” to “they were happy to have jobs,” she breaks down why defending slavery is reprehensible.

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New Website Lets People of Color Request Reparations From White Folks

Reparations.me’s creator Natasha Marin: “It’s about reparations for things that happened earlier today, for yesterday, for last Thursday.”

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Yale Drops Suit Against Black Ex-Employee Who Smashed Slavery-Depicting Stained Glass

Corey Menafee on his decision to break the window: “It’s 2016, I shouldn’t have to come to work and see things like that.”

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WATCH: Electrifying New Trailer For 'The Birth Of A Nation'

Nate Parker’s directorial debut about Nat Turner’s slave rebellion arrives in theaters on October 7.

See LeVar Burton, Malachi Kirby Learn About Their 'Roots'

The old and new “Kunta Kinte” investigate their ancestry in a new promo for the History Channel’s “Roots” reboot.

Sasheer Zamata Deconstructs Public Reaction to Larry Wilmore's N-word on 'SNL'

“I don’t know if we’re ever going to agree on the usage of that word. I do know that word has a lot of history behind it, and if we ignore it, it feels like we’re ignoring the history. And I don’t like to ignore history.”

'Underground' Renewed For Second Season

The series’ season finale will air on WGN on May 11.

ICYMI: The Haunting Trailer for 'The Birth of a Nation'

It’s easy to see why Nate Parker’s upcoming film secured the largest distribution deal in the Sundance Film Festival’s history.

LIVESTREAM: Watch Stars of 'Underground' at White House Panel Tonight

John Legend, Aldis Hodge and Jurnee Smollett-Bell join other creators and castmembers for a White House Black History Month event tonight at 5:30 p.m. EST.

#TBT to When Toni Morrison Checked Charlie Rose on White Privilege

The “Song of Solomon” and “Beloved” author turns 85 today.