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American Slaves

‘Born In Slavery': The last American Slaves

The Washington Post | Nick Kirkpatrick | Posted 04.18.2015 | Black Voices

One hundred and fifty-three years ago today, Washington D.C. was the first place in the country where slaves were freed by the federal government. ...

A Note of Thanksgiving to the American Slaves

Kelly Smith Beaty | Posted 02.01.2014 | Black Voices
Kelly Smith Beaty

I watched the film and I experienced every emotion I anticipated, often times with indescribable intensities. I was angry. I was woeful. I was resentful and much more. But after the final credit rolled I felt another sentiment that I had not expected.

Historians Battle To Save U.S. Slave Burial Sites

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Black Voices

By David Holmberg BEDMINSTER, N.J., May 5 (Reuters) - The slaves buried here are identified only as Richard and Zaff. A third person, ...

Archaeological Survey Uncovers 'Forgotten Cemetery' At UVA, Likely Black Slaves

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. | Ted Strong | Posted 02.03.2013 | Black Voices

The nameless graves follow the line of a long-gone fence. They're mostly marked with fieldstones, if they're marked at all. And though they sit just ...

PHOTOS: 'Born In Slavery' Project Reveals Last Faces Of American Slavery

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

"Tisn't he who has stood and looked on, that can tell you what slavery is -- 'tis he who has endured," said one of the former slaves interviewed for t...

Did John Hope Franklin Want $100 Trillion for Blacks?

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

Dr. John Hope Franklin, the wildly accomplished historian who documented Blacks' place in the great American story, firmly believed in reparations.