Slavery

July 19, 2018 - 7:01 am
LONDON (AP) — A new report has singled out North Korea as the country with the highest prevalence of modern slavery. The Global Slavery Index shows one in 10 people in North Korea live in slavery, with most forced to work for the state. It cites the nation's coal exports as the area of greatest...
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July 03, 2018 - 10:26 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — American singer-songwriter Moses Sumney canceled his Tuesday night performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, protesting the event's ties to a show on slavery performed by whites. The black entertainer criticized the festival for supporting "SLAV," a theatrical...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, walks in with Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, during an event to announce the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) ceremony at the US State Department in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 28, 2018 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Children removed from their families and placed in institutional care are at greater risk of being trafficked, the U.S. warned Thursday in an annual report. The State Department report, which ranks governments in their efforts to combat slavery and the flesh trade, left the Trump...
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FILE - In this March 30, 1942 file photo, Cpl. George Bushy, left, a member of the military guard which supervised the departure of 237 Japanese people for California, holds the youngest child of Shigeho Kitamoto, center, as she and her children are evacuated from Bainbridge Island, Wash. Throughout American history, during times of war and unrest, authorities have cited various reasons and laws to take children away from their parents. Examples include Native American boarding schools, Japanese internment camps and deportations that happened during the Great Depression. (AP Photo/File)
June 20, 2018 - 4:58 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so. Throughout American history, during...
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June 19, 2018 - 9:41 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, the city council has voted to apologize for slavery. By voice vote, the Charleston City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution denouncing slavery, promising tolerance in the future and proposing an office of...
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June 19, 2018 - 9:31 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, the city council adopts a resolution apologizing slavery.
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June 19, 2018 - 8:18 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a resolution to apologize for slavery (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A South Carolina city councilman has drawn a comparison between slavery and the immigration policy that has resulted in children being separated from their families. Charleston City Councilman...
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South Carolina Radio Network
June 19, 2018 - 11:09 am
JUNE 19, 2018 BY RENEE SEXTON (South Carolina Radio Network) When Clemson English professor and author Dr. Susanna Ashton first discovered the story of Charleston slave Samuel Williams, she didn’t know his real name. Samuel Williams (Source: Williams family) She published Williams’ slave narrative...
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June 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina city where almost half of all the slaves brought to the United States first set foot on American soil is ready to apologize for its role in the slave trade. The resolution expected to be passed by the Charleston City Council on Tuesday offers a...
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June 16, 2018 - 10:55 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina city that served as a port for slaves will consider an apology for its role in the buying and selling of people. News outlets report Charleston's city council will consider a two-page apology resolution Tuesday, which is also "Juneteenth," a celebration of...
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