According to a new report, the number of people subject to forced labor or marriage or trafficking has increased substantially since 2016, with the majority of forced labor cases in rich countries.
Friday on Political Rewind: On a special Juneteenth episode our panel examines the history of the holiday and what it means for our democracy. Plus, as legislation restricts how race is taught in schools, what does that mean for future generations?
Composers Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels have brought a true story to the opera stage: the life of Omar Ibn Said, a Senegalese Muslim scholar who was enslaved and brought to the Carolinas.
Before St. Simons Island became a quaint beach town, it was a major port of entry for enslaved Africans. In 1803, some of the enslaved rebelled. Now, a new roadside historic marker will tell the story of that rebellion at a spot which you may have passed by without ever really seeing.
A committee formed by Harvard President Lawrence Bacow found that Harvard faculty and staff enslaved 70 people from the school's founding in 1636 to the banning of slavery in Massachusetts in 1783.
Around the country, colleges and universities are beginning to work through their historical relationships to the institution of slavery. Sometimes the history is well documented, even if ignored. In other cases, the connection between higher learning and slavery requires some detective work.
"If somebody needed help — Granny was going. Black and whites alike, it made no difference to her," Mary Othella Burnette says of her late grandmother, a second-generation midwife in Black Appalachia.
The king ruled out using, for now at least, the "Golden Carriage," which bears a painting that critics say glorifies the Netherlands' colonial past, including its role in the global slave trade.
A Northwest Atlanta brick factory that helped rebuild the city after the Civil War using the free labor of mostly Black prison convicts will be reborn as a park and memorial, supporters hope.
Joy Banner's family took shelter in a house on a plantation their ancestors helped build. "They were not able to have this kind of house for their own protection when a hurricane hit them," she says.
Friday on Political Rewind: How do we come to terms with debates over the very nature of U.S. history? Clint Smith’s debut work of nonfiction and offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country’s legacy.
For one young farmer in Northwest Georgia named Stacie Marshall, her personal awakening began with a horrifying discovery: She learned that her ancestors kept enslaved people. On the latest Georgia Today podcast, we hear how she’s now working to heal race relations in her community.
Many Americans will acknowledge Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when the last of enslaved African Americans were finally freed in Galveston, Texas, on June 19.