U.S. teachers often struggle to depict the realities of slavery in America. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images Nervous. Concerned. Worried. Wary. Unprepared. This…View More Here’s what I tell teachers about how to teach young students about slavery
Some ancient theologians argued that the Israelites deserved a share of Egypt's wealth after being enslaved for centuries. Culture Club/Hulton Archive via Getty Images Reparations…View More Ancient Christian thinkers made a case for reparations that has striking relevance today
Alexander Hamilton publicly opposed slavery, but research reveals he was also complicit in it. Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Alexander Hamilton has received a resurgence…View More What Alexander Hamilton’s deep connections to slavery reveal about the need for reparations today
U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is spearheading fresh efforts in Congress to address reparations. Al Drago/Getty Images Some 156 years after the end of the…View More Revisiting reparations: Is it time for the US to pay its debt for the legacy of slavery?
Jubilee singers at Fisk University, in Nashville, Tennessee, pose for promotional photograph, circa 1871. William L. Clements Library Frederick Douglass is perhaps best known as…View More How Black people in the 19th century used photography as a tool for social change
No guessing who in this 1864 depiction may have been compensated after slavery ended. API/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The cost of slavery and its legacy…View More There was a time reparations were actually paid out – just not to formerly enslaved people
In May 1803 a group of enslaved Africans from present-day Nigeria, of Ebo or Igbo descent, leaped from a single-masted ship into Dunbar Creek off…View More How a mass suicide by slaves caused the legend of the flying African to take off