Slavery

In this Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, photo, the Terry's Texas Rangers cavalry monument, a regiment of Texas volunteers for the Confederate States Army assembled by Colonel Benjamin Franklin Terry in August 1861, is silhouetted against the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 22, 2017 - 8:45 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district. Some schools emphasize states' rights in addition to slavery and stress how...
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Workers use a crane to lift the monument dedicated to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney after it was was removed from outside Maryland State House, in Annapolis, Md., early Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Maryland workers hauled several monuments away, days after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
August 18, 2017 - 8:42 am
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday. The statue of Roger B. Taney (TAW-nee) was lifted away by a...
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Workers use a crane to lift the monument dedicated to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney after it was was removed from outside Maryland State House, in Annapolis, Md., early Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Maryland workers hauled several monuments away, days after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
August 18, 2017 - 6:48 am
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday morning. The statue of Roger B. Taney (TAW nee) was lifted...
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August 17, 2017 - 7:56 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — About 100 people attended a rally in South Carolina calling for the removal of a statue of John C. Calhoun, a former vice president of the United States who was a major defender of slavery. Media outlets reported Wednesday's rally in Charleston was peaceful. Those at the...
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In this Aug. 14, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday? Many historians say yes. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 17, 2017 - 4:38 am
Both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday? Many historians say yes. "It's a ridiculous conflation," said...
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In this Aug. 14, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday? Many historians say yes. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 17, 2017 - 4:21 am
Both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday? Many historians say yes. "It's a ridiculous conflation," said...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016 file photo, Paul Nehlen, a Republican challenger to House Speaker Paul Ryan, speaks in Janesville, Wis. Nehlen says he believes an unfounded right-wing online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate." Nehlen voiced his opinion during an online question and answer session with voters earlier this month on Reddit. He was asked "What are your thoughts on Pizzagate?" In response, Nehlen wrote, "I believe it is real." The conspiracy theory claims Democrats harbor child sex slaves at a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
August 14, 2017 - 7:04 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan's Republican challenger says he believes an unfounded right-wing online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate." Paul Nehlen voiced his opinion during an online question-and-answer session with voters earlier this month on Reddit. He was asked, "What are...
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August 14, 2017 - 5:22 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan's Republican challenger says he believes an unfounded right-wing online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate." Paul Nehlen voiced his opinion during an online question-and-answer session with voters earlier this month on Reddit. He was asked, "What are...
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July 31, 2017 - 11:43 am
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — An evangelical North Carolina sect that is the focus of an ongoing Associated Press investigation has issued a statement denying former members' allegations that they were brought to the U.S. from congregations in Brazil and forced to work for little or no pay. The statement,...
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July 31, 2017 - 2:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A social media campaign to derail HBO's planned modern-day Southern slavery drama quickly caught fire, prompting the cable channel to ask detractors to withhold judgment until they see "Confederate." The campaign, with "OscarsSoWhite" activist April Reign among its organizers,...
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