Slavery

When eight former slaves were trying to raise funds for schools educating black children in Louisiana during the 1860s, they used ‘white’ slave kids, or more specifically, mixed-race children who could pass for white to help their cause, the Daily Mail reports. SEE ALSO: Why Complexion Battles Are Tired Colonialism Encouraged HIV Spread In Africa […]

SAN DIEGO-PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is suing Seaworld for “enslaving” five killer whales who were named as plaintiffs in the case. Lawyers for PETA argued that the five killer whales should be protected by the 13th Amendment of the Constitution which abolished slavery in America. NBC News Reports: “Tilikum, Katina, Kasatka, […]

A letter from a former slave, Jourdan Anderson to the man who owned him, Colonel P.H. Anderson in 1865 has drawn a lot of attention  was posted on several sites and even became the top story at Yahoo News. In the letter Jourdan Anderson offers a smart retort to P.H. Anderson’s request that he come […]

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, in conjunction with the National Museum of American History, unveiled a new exhibit on Friday that features one of the nation’s Founding Fathers. The exhibit, “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty,” turns a focus on the contradictory stances of Thomas Jefferson and his slave ownership. […]

ATLANTA-Students at Camp Creek Elementary School in Lilburn, Georgia claim that a teacher organized a tag like slave and slave catcher game. While school officials admit that students did play a slavery-based game at recess, they deny that a teacher organized the activity. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Ericka Lasley told Channel 2 that her 8-year-old […]

WASHINGTON — As the Smithsonian Institution continues developing a national black history museum, it is offering a look at Thomas Jefferson’s lifelong slave ownership through an exhibit that explores the lives of six slave families at his Monticello plantation. The exhibit at the National Museum of American History includes a look at the family of […]

In a surprising twist, the Beaver Ridge Elementary School teacher who used examples of slavery in math equations has quit, a Gwinnett County Schools spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. SEE ALSO: White Students Yell N-Word While Beating Asian Student Sloan Roach, the same official who defended the assignment as merely  “bad” questions and had quite a bit […]

ATLANTA-Third grade students in Gwinnett County, Ga., were given math homework with references to slavery and beatings, and a spokesman claims that the questions were made to incorporate social studies into the math curriculum. One math problem was: “Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost two centuries before there was a man named Obama in the White House, there was a man named Obama shackled in the bowels of a slave ship. There is no proof that the unidentified Obama has ties to President Barack Obama. All they share is a name. But that is exactly […]

WASHINGTON — Almost two centuries before there was a man named Obama in the White House, there was a man named Obama shackled in the bowels of a slave ship. There is no proof that the unidentified Obama has ties to President Barack Obama. All they share is a name. But that is exactly the […]

CHICAGO — Time had taken its toll on the nearly 147-year-old document, its surface creased and buckled, its inscriptions faded and an edge yellowed by old adhesive. SEE ALSO: Worst Kardashian Lawsuits Legless Father Pursue’s Son’s Killer But the rare copy of the 13th Amendment that ended slavery, signed by President Lincoln and lawmakers who […]