Slavery

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Pramila Patten attends a special screening of Netflix's"First They Killed My Father" at the DGA theater in New York. The U.N. envoy for sexual violence in conflict who just returned from Iraq says she found "a gross lack" of support for women and girls who were raped and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State extremists, and survivors she met "were like living corpses." Patten told a news conference Friday, March 9, 2018, that the survivors were released early this year and told her they are confined to camps because of the double stigma of being victims of sexual violence and sexual slavery, and of being associated with IS. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
March 09, 2018 - 9:30 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for sexual violence in conflict who just returned from Iraq said Friday she found "a gross lack" of support for women and girls who were raped and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State extremists, and survivors she met "were like living corpses." Pramila...
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February 22, 2018 - 1:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When the Texas Board of Education last produced history curriculum guidelines for public schools, experts decried its members for attempting to promote religious and conservative ideology over facts. Now the state is considering revisions to the 2010 standards, which a group of...
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February 07, 2018 - 5:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A group of Georgia lawmakers is calling on the federal government to change the name of a small body of water known as Runaway Negro Creek. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the creek on Skidaway Island in Chatham County has had the controversial name for at least 100 years. In...
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February 02, 2018 - 7:15 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican running for South Carolina governor has been accused of sympathizing with the Confederacy after making comments to a college crowd. Democrats on Friday took Catherine Templeton to task for telling a crowd at Bob Jones University that her relatives fought on behalf...
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In this Jan. 11, 2018 photo, Alan Page, NFL Hall of Famer and retired Minnesota Supreme Court justice, looks at a display which is among the artifacts of slavery and segregation collected by Page and his wife, Diane Sims Page. They went on display at the Minneapolis Central Library this month in time for Super Bowl visitors and thousands of other people expected to flock to downtown for the festivities. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
January 31, 2018 - 2:25 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — NFL Hall of Famer and retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page has put his collection of slavery and segregation artifacts on display in Minneapolis in time for Super Bowl visitors and the thousands of other people expected to flock to downtown Minneapolis for the...
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In a photo provided by the Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., left, looks over an exhibit about the Cherokee Freeman during a visit to the Martin Luther King Center in Muskogee, Okla., on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Leaders of the Cherokee Nation marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by welcoming the descendants of slaves into their tribe after years of exclusion. (Courtesy of the Cherokee Nation via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 6:47 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Cherokee Nation leaders marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday by acknowledging the tribe needs to come to terms with its treatment of former slaves, known as Freedmen. The tribe — one of the country's largest — recognized the King holiday for the first time with...
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January 13, 2018 - 1:58 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Four women charged in connection with a religious organization that police say forced children to work in North Carolina fish markets for little or no money have turned themselves in. The four turned themselves in Thursday night to Cumberland County authorities. Each faces...
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January 13, 2018 - 12:13 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Black members of Charleston's city council say they're unlikely to support a new plaque for the John C. Calhoun monument even though it's supposed to add context about the politician's support for slavery. Council member Robert Mitchell says there are no words that can...
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January 10, 2018 - 6:45 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have charged four people after former members of a religious group complained that a minister was forcing children to work in his fish markets for little or no money. The Fayetteville Observer reports 67-year-old John McCollum and three women...
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December 28, 2017 - 12:24 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of taking part in a scheme to smuggle teenagers into the U.S. and force them to work at an egg farm for little pay is in custody after being arrested at the Mexican border, federal prosecutors announced. The teens from Guatemala were kept as virtual slave laborers...
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