In a sweeping two-year investigation, The Associated Press found goods linked to prisoners wind up in the supply chains of everything from Frosted Flakes cereal and Ball Park hot dogs to Gold Medal flour and Coca-Cola. The prisoners who help produce these goods are disproportionately people of color.
At a campaign event in New Hampshire Wednesday, the former S.C. governor didn't mention slavery as a cause of the Civil War, sparking controversy. Now she's walking back those comments.
A February hearing has been set for a lawsuit about the rezoning of Hogg Hummock.
A long-lost love returns in Albany, Ga., native Anita Gail Jones' debut novel.
One of this year's MacArthur fellows — the so-called 'genius grant' — the artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is inspired by her family's African roots, her Cuban childhood and modern American life.
The rezoning more than doubles the maximum legal size of homes on Hogg Hummock, worrying many that Gullah Geechee descendants will be priced out of their ancestral land.
Researchers have compared the DNA of 27 Black people who lived at the Catoctin furnace between 1774 and 1850, finding a link between these enslaved Americans and nearly 42,000 living relatives.
A new exhibit at the Tubman Museum in Macon showcases research for The Enslaved People Project, an ongoing effort to digitize slavery transaction records found in the Bibb County clerk’s office.
"I make this apology myself. And I feel the weight of the words in my heart and my soul," King Willem-Alexander said at a ceremony marking 160 years since the end of slavery in the Netherlands.
A $120 million International African American Museum opened this week in Charleston, S,C. The galleries allow visitors to step back in history at Gadsden’s Wharf, where tens of thousands of enslaved Africans arrived in America, the genesis of generations of health disparities.
Michigan State law professor Justin Simard says 18% of all published American cases are within two steps of a slave case. His team has spent years documenting them, hoping to force a legal reckoning.
"You don't hear about enslaved people at Mass or in Sunday school," says Rachel Swarns. Her new book tells the story of 272 enslaved people sold in 1838 to help save what is now Georgetown University.
The former Calhoun Square has been without a name since November.
While many cheered the possibility of a huge financial windfall for the city's Black residents, one civil rights leader says the proposal is a distraction from tangible efforts to redress racism.
A new podcast spotlights the stories of survivors of violence at Mt. Meigs, a school in Montgomery, Ala., billed as an institution for reform for troubled Black children.