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Missing From Presidents Day: The People They Enslaved

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 04.15.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

t may be uncomfortable to give up long-held and even meaningful beliefs that in many ways build both collective and personal identities. However, erasing enslaved African Americans from the White House and the presidency presents a false portrait of our country's history.

Taking Responsibility For Our Own Decisions

George Heymont | Posted 08.22.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Recently screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Tall As The Baobab Tree focuses on two young Senegalese women, Coumba and her 11-year-old sister, Debo, who are the first generation to leave their family's remote village in order to attend school in a nearby city.

The Presidents Who Owned Slaves

Elizabeth Dowling Taylor | Posted 04.21.2012 | Books
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

Eight of our early presidents, beginning with George Washington, owned slaves during their tenure in the nation's highest office.