SOURCE: The Conversation
by Saeed Ahmed Khan
Some of the earliest arrivals to this land were Muslim immigrants.
SOURCE: New Republic
Zora Neale Hurston’s drive to tell the story.
by Daina Ramey Berry
For much of the 19th century, when medical schools needed specimens, they relied on the dead bodies of enslaved people.
SOURCE: Time Magazine
by Manisha Sinha
The nation was a beacon for the anti-slavery cause.
by Stephen Chambers
As Cuba opens, it's time to recognize our proxy role in Cuba's slave trade, and the Monroe Doctrine's real purpose
by Calvin Schermerhorn
Sean Wilentz argues the document was fundamentally anti-slavery. But then there's the slave trade.
by Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie
Watch the slave ships plow the Atlantic in an ever increasing race from Africa to the Americas.
SOURCE: Foreign Policy
How the slave trade patterns of centuries ago are still shaping African marriages today
BUNCE ISLAND, Sierra Leone—Twelve American presidents owned slaves, eight while serving in office, and at least 25 presidents count slave owners among their ancestors. But new historical evidence shows that a direct ancestor of George W. and George H.W. Bush was part of a much more appalling group: Thomas Walker was a notorious slave trader active in the late 18th century along the coast of West Africa.Walker, George H.W. Bush's great-great-great grandfather, was the captain of, master of, or investor in at least 11 slaving voyages to West Africa between 1784 and 1792....
by Sheldon M. Stern
"Readers must understand that this terrible traffic in millions of human beings had been ... a joint venture."
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