Slavery

April 27, 2018 - 2:07 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — U.S. authorities have arrested the son of a former president of the West African country of Guinea and his wife for allegedly enslaving a countrywoman in their Texas home. Mohamed and Denise Cros-Toure were being held in a federal detention facility Friday pending a...
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April 27, 2018 - 12:25 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A historic North Carolina women's college has apologized for having once owned slaves. The Winston-Salem Journal reports a research report released Thursday showed Salem Academy and College owned slaves who worked on campus as housekeepers, among other roles. The school...
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Part of a statue depicting chained people is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. The national memorial aims to teach about America's past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. It's scheduled to open on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
April 23, 2018 - 6:29 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950. Each pillar is 6 feet (2...
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In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Josephine Bolling McCall poses with a photo of her father, lynching victim Elmore Bolling, at her home in Montgomery, Ala. Bolling is among thousands of lynching victims remembered at the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice, erected with donations by the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative. The memorial and an accompanying museum, which aim to tell the story of racial oppression in the United States, open April 26. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
April 21, 2018 - 9:26 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947. He was shot...
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March 15, 2018 - 9:57 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to more than 40 years in prison after being convicted of human trafficking in North Carolina. Media outlets report that 39-year-old Roderick Jermaine Boykins of Wilmington was sentenced to 43 years in prison Wednesday on charges of trafficking a...
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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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