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Black Spies Often Worked As Deep-Cover Agents...

A news report is shedding light on one of the untold stories of the Civil War — the lives of Black spies who worked...

Historian Tours, Sleeps in Former Slave Quarters...

Joseph McGill is currently undergoing a project that might make many Black people uncomfortable. He is preserving slave quarters around the country — and...

Black Memorabilia Collection Ties America’s Ugly Racial...

A collection of Black memorabilia on display in Virginia includes some ugly items that remind people of America’s racial past. However, one of the...

150 Years After the 13th Amendment: Slavery...

December 6 marked the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery.  Important as the amendment was...

Black Panther Is Mocked in New Entertainment...

Black Panther is back in the spotlight this week, with a behind-the-scenes insider look from the upcoming Marvel comic being written by journalist/author, Ta-Nehisi...

Texas Textbooks Make Slavery a “Side Issue,”...

As America reexamines the debates over the Confederate flag, slavery, the Civil War and the Confederacy, a new issue has made its way to...

8 Interesting Facts About Cathay Williams, the...

The First On November 15, 1866, Cathay Williams became the first African-American female to enlist and serve in the United States Army. She went by the...

Not the Great Emancipator: 10 Racist Quotes...

Lincoln's True Opinion of the Civil War The history books often declare that President Abraham Lincoln saw the Civil War as an opportunity to bring...

10 Facts About Enslaved Africans in the...

The Lincoln administration struggled with the idea of authorizing the recruitment of Black troops, concerned that such a move would spark the border states...

Ben Affleck Says He Regrets Asking That...

Film star Ben Affleck said embarrassment led him to request a PBS documentary show profiling his ancestors not include a relative who was an...

150 Years After End of the Civil...

It is precisely 150 years after the Civil War ended with Southern surrender, at least five generations of Americans removed from this monumental conflict...

LA Exhibit Commemorates Black Soldiers’ Service in...

At the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, Black soldiers who fought during the Civil War come to life in the show "African American...

Louisiana Plantation Starts a New Historic Chapter...

It has been 150 years since the Civil War ended and yet the American government still has failed to fund a museum dedicated purely to...

This Brilliant Story Of How An Enslaved...

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“Go Back to Africa!” Confederate Flag Supporters...

Controversy raged at a news conference outside of a Virginia museum yesterday when the director of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History...

10 Real Facts About Slavery That Hollywood...

Rape was a common practice during slavery. The laws in the South embodied a race-based double standard where Black men accused of rape during...

Slavery by Another Name: How Capitalism Facilitates...

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II is a book by American writer Douglas...

Chicago Production, ‘The Whipping Man’, Explores Slavery,...

One could never accuse Northlight Theatre of a lack of eclecticism in its programming. In a matter of weeks, subscribers there in Skokie have...

Syrian Army, Rebels Continue to Trade Victories

Both the Syrian army and rebel fighters remain aggressive in the country’s civil conflict, eager to assert any perceived advantage. On Friday, the government...
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