slavery

With photos of Harriet Tubman being few and far between, when a rare new photo of her surfaced it was a huge deal. While most photos depict Tubman as an elderly woman, a newly unearthed picture shows a much younger Tubman and was quickly acquired by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History […]

An investigation is underway within the Los Angeles Unified School District after a math homework assignment for second graders used slavery as its setting during Black History Month.

NBC News Los Angeles reports the Los Angeles United School District is investigating a teacher who gave a word problem to 7-year-olds that featured slaves, cotton picking, “masters,” the "missus," and the “Big House.”

Yale University announced that John C. Calhoun College will be renamed after computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper.

"13th" analyzes the criminalization of African-Americans, the U.S. prison boom, and their connections to the 13th Amendment.

A group of Georgetown University's slave descendants objects to the university's compensation plan. They want to work with the school to create a $1 billion foundation.

The Baltimore Police Union is calling on state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby to throw out all charges against the officers involved in the Freddie Gray case. This comes after one of the six officers, Caesar Goodson Jr., was acquitted of all charges placed against him on Thursday. This is the second time that Mosby’s team has failed […]

Georgetown University officials are brainstorming how to make amends for its 19th century mass sale of slaves. This is part of a racial injustice initiative.

Harvard University's president acknowledges the school's complicity in slavery. She will unveil a plaque honoring four slaves who lived and worked on the campus.

Protests at Georgetown University have prompted officials to rename two buildings named for school presidents "who organized the sale of Jesuit-owned slaves to help pay off campus debt in the 1830s."