Slavery History

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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.”

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.

WATCH: Two New Trailers From WGN's Slavery Epic 'Underground'

The John Legend-produced series—which stars Aldis Hodge and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as escaped slaves—premieres March 9. 

Delaware Wants to Apologize for Slavery

The governor announced a state resolution that will apologize for slavery and its modern-day reverberations.

Georgetown University Renames Buildings That Commemorate Slave Dealers

Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall were named after past Georgetown University presidents who sold slaves to pay off the school’s debt.

Children’s Book Depicts Smiling Slaves, Stirs Controversy

Critics say the book lacks context and makes slavery look like fun.

READ: Mary C. Curtis Writes About Being Black and Catholic in the Time of Pope Francis

Curtis on Pope Francis: “Every time Pope Francis washes the feet of prisoners, embraces an orphan, speaks of social justice and ‘the least of these,’ it reflects the Catholic Church as I would like it to be.”

Many Elite U.S. Colleges Have Deep Roots in Slavery

Craig S. Wilder’s new book ‘Ebony & Ivy’ looks closely at the connections between the Atlantic slave trade and universities including Harvard, Brown, and Yale.