Slavery

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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December 27, 2017 - 10:44 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday the country's 2015 agreement with Japan to settle a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into wartime sexual slavery was seriously flawed. Moon's statement in which he vows unspecified follow-up measures to meet the...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photo, the Mississippi state flag is unfurled against the front of the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, rejected an appeal from African-American attorney Carlos Moore who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag "an official endorsement of white supremacy." The justices did not comment as they ended the lawsuit by Moore that sought to have the flag declared an unconstitutional relic of slavery. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
November 27, 2017 - 8:11 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from an African-American attorney who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag "an official endorsement of white supremacy." The justices did not comment as they ended a lawsuit by lawyer Carlos Moore that...
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November 21, 2017 - 12:28 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says terrorist groups and criminals are capitalizing on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically, which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. The U.N. chief said the brutality of extremist groups...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2017 file photo, Ken Burns poses for a portrait during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. From the time it aired nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns' Civil War documentary has been a popular sensation and subject of debate. Millions have watched the 11-hour film, which has shaped how many Americans view the war. But controversy remains over the film’s legacy, one revived last after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said the war could have been avoided had there been more compromise. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 04, 2017 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — From the time it aired nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns' Civil War documentary has been a popular sensation and subject of debate. The 11-hour, nine-part series premiered in September 1990 and became one of PBS' most widely seen educational programs, with some 40 million taking in at...
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This undated photo provided by the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C shows Bobby Paul Edwards, a South Carolina restaurant manager who has been ordered held without bond on charges of abusing and enslaving a mentally challenged employee, according to information released by federal authorities. Edwards, 52, of Conway, pleaded not guilty to one count of forced labor, federal prosecutors said Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (J. Reuben Long Detention Center via AP)
October 13, 2017 - 12:26 pm
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina restaurant manager has been ordered held without bond on charges of abusing and enslaving a mentally challenged employee, according to information released by federal authorities. Bobby Paul Edwards, 52, of Conway pleaded not guilty to one count of forced labor...
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