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Transatlantic Slave Trade

Rare Portrait of a Slave En Route to American Colonies Recalls Horrors of the Middle Passage

Thomas Davidson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts
Thomas Davidson

Portraits of individual Africans who were enslaved and brought to the Americas are incredibly rare, and in virtually all instances the portraits were done long after the horrors of the Middle Passage. There is one clear exception to this rule, however.

Virginia Ballpark Proposal Stirs Controversy Over Slave-trade History

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A proposal to build a ballpark in the slave-trading center of the former capital of the Confederacy has stirred opposition from...

More Than 3 Dozen Countries Go After Europe For Slavery Reparations

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices

MIAMI — Leaders of more than a dozen Caribbean countries are launching a united effort to seek compensation from three European nations for what...

The Museum On Site And WaterFire's 'A Thousand Ships' Was A Unique Event, Now Commemorated In A Book

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts
Andrew Losowsky

'A Thousand Ships' was a unique, participatory event that commemorated Rhode Island's role in the transatlantic slave trade.

Unspoken Declarations

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Alyson Renaldo

On March 25, 2011 the UN called for an international day of remembrance of the victims of the transatlantic slave trade. Good. However, the resolution still does not hold anyone responsible, nor does it seek to offer redress.