slavery

With photos of Harriet Tubman being few and far between, when a rare new photo of her surfaced it was a huge deal. While most photos depict Tubman as an elderly woman, a newly unearthed picture shows a much younger Tubman and was quickly acquired by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History […]

A new study finds that the counties or areas of the country where slavery was most prevalent today vote Republican and continue to have the least progressive views on race.

The room of Sally Hemings, a slave who had a long-term relationship with Thomas Jefferson, will be excavated at Monticello.

Rep. John Conyers held a Capitol Hill briefing to spark dialogue about reparations.

"13th" analyzes the criminalization of African-Americans, the U.S. prison boom, and their connections to the 13th Amendment.

Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, has arrived. We’ve compiled a few facts that you may not have known about the celebration of the emancipation of the last slaves in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, but it took nearly three more years before full emancipation […]

The West Coast rapper – best known for his debut album Doggystyle and for smoking weed in public – urged viewers not to support projects in which Black people are mistreated, courtesy of a profanity-laced Instagram video.

Harvard University's president acknowledges the school's complicity in slavery. She will unveil a plaque honoring four slaves who lived and worked on the campus.

The former employee claims he was hit with frying pans and beat with belts during the end of his nearly two-decade-long employment by the family.

One of Black history's most poignant heroes is finally getting justice after he was tried as a criminal for freeing slaves as a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

A California mom was outraged to find a Playmobil Pirate Ship came complete with a figurine resembling an African-American slave and instructions to place it in a neck shackle.

Airbus is often known for their bold airline designs, but the manufacturing company has gone to the extreme by issuing a patent that showcases passengers stacked on top of each other.