Sunday, February 16, 2020

Tag: slavery

8 Facts About the History of the...

King Louis XIV The Black codes were created in 1685 by the French King Louis XIV as a precautionary measure to prevent enslaved Black people from harming...

Unearthing of Rio Slave Port Sparks Debate...

The first few times American landscape architect Sara Zewde visited Rio de Janeiro's Valongo Wharf, she struggled to comprehend the recently unearthed remnants of...

Schools Grapple with the Issue of Race...

Mark Twain's classic book portrays the relationship of the a white runaway and an escaped enslaved kid. When it was first released in 1885,...

6 Interesting Facts About Gaspar Yanga and...

Background  There is very little known about the revolutionary Gaspar Yanga. From the available historic records, Yanga is said to have been a royal from...

Texas Board of Education Rejects Having Academics...

Textbooks have become a new battleground for the minds of young people. Some circles are trying to push a whitewashed version of history that...

6 Interesting Facts About John Brown, the...

  The Beginning  John Brown (May 9, 1800 – Dec. 2, 1859) was a white abolitionist who led a rebellion against slavery in the United States. Brown...

10 Incidents That Prove the U.S. Flag...

Chattel Slavery Slavery existed under the Confederate flag for four years. However, slavery existed under the current United States flag for 89 years. The Middle Passage The...

This Is One of the Best Explanations...

Video via The Guardian

Britain Compensated 46,000 Slave Owners But Will...

British Prime Minister David Cameron is headed to Jamaica, where he will discuss trade with the island nation and former British colony, and address...

High School Students’ Protest over Confederate Flag...

The younger generation is supposed to be more open minded about race, but a group of Virginia students feel so strongly about wearing the...

8 Fascinating Facts About How and Why...

The Creation of the American Colonization Society In 1816, the American Colonization Society (ACS) was created by Rev. Robert Finley (a former president of the...

8 Things The Top 1 Percent Do...

Use Racism to Justify Oppression and White Supremacy While it is difficult to date the beginning of white supremacist racial ideology, modern racism exploded with the early...

10 Toys and Games Enslaved Black Children...

Hide the Switch The rules of this game are as follows: One child takes a thin, strong branch, or “switch" and hides it. The children...

If You’ve Ever Met Someone Who’s Ignorant...

Video via Equal Justice Initiative

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...

This Video Reveals How the History of...

Video via Aljazeera

7 Inappropriate (and Often Racist) Moments in...

Although textbooks are used as learning tools, there are times -- especially when providing information on Black people -- that there is not much to learn and...