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[Watch] Black History Month: How Freed Slaves Created and Lost $57 Million

The Freedman's Bank: A story of tragedy and resilience

Between 1865 and 1874, about 100,000 black individuals and institutions amassed $57 million in the…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Black History Month: Updates Around the Country

Here are the latest updates for Black History Month coverage taking place across the country

Here are the latest updates of Black History Month, from events and television shows to…

By Cristie Leondis

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[WATCH] John Legend’s New TV Series ‘Underground’

Plantation slaves plan the 600-mile escape from Georgia to their freedom

On January 16, 2016, WGN America released two new trailers on Twitter for John Legend’s…

By Cristie Leondis

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UK’s Cameron Jamaica Visit Raises Question: Should Blacks get ‘Paid Back’ for Slavery?

Economic toll and legacy of slavery estimated in the trillions

“You’re talking about hundreds of millions of dollars,” says Stevenson. “These folks were situated on…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Students Protest Emory President’s Slavery Statements

Students and faculty members say it's part of a pattern of insensitivity toward minorities by the Emory administration

Emory president’s positive view of the dehumanizing “three-fifth’s compromise” offends many

By Makkada B. Selah

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Private School History Project Re-Enacts Slavery for Fifth Graders

Black parents are outraged.

For Black History Month the school is requiring their fifth grade class to replicate slavery…

By Sasha King

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NJ Library Displays Controversial Artwork Of Slave

Artist Kara Walker's drawing creates controversy

Black artist Kara Walker’s artwork was the topic of discussion as it shows the horrors…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Quentin Tarantino Says “Roots “Didn’t Move Me.”

The controversial director stirs controversy by stating that 'nothing rings true' about "Roots."

What do you think of his comments?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Arkansas Republican Uses the Bible to Defend Slavery

Loy Mauch says Jesus didn't condemn slavery

Loy Mauch says Jesus didn’t condemn slavery

By Sasha King

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Slavery A Blessing? Arkansas Politician Thinks So

Jon Hubbard makes shocking claims in new book

Jon Hubbard makes shocking claims in new book

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Bob Dylan Says Slavery Ruined America

Dylan dished on racism and slavery in Rolling Stone interview

Dylan dished on racism and slavery in Rolling Stone interview

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Bokeem Woodbine: ‘Total Recall’ Star Talks Sci-Fi, Slave Revolts and Rock Bands

Actor Bokeem Woodbine never thought he would be in a sci-fi movie until "Total Recall" came along.

Bokeem Woodbine admits that there are a lot of roles he would still like to…

By Starrene Rhett

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Tuskegee Airplane, Boeing-Stearman PT-13D Kaydet, c. 1944

This vintage, open-cockpit biplane was used at Alabama’s renowned Tuskegee Institute to train Black fighter pilots during World War II.

Memorabilia From National Museum of African American History & Culture

From Harriet Tubman's Hymn Book to Muhammad Ali's headgear, you can connect with all aspects of black cultural

In preparation for the 2015 opening of the National Museum of African American History &…

By Derek T. Dingle

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'Slavery By Another Name' airs February 13, 2012 on PBS

Director Sam Pollard Discusses ‘Slavery By Another Name’

Spike Lee collaborator explores the parallels between slavery and the industrial prison complex in new documentary

Longtime Spike Lee collaborator Sam Pollard delivers Slavery By Another Name, a powerful documentary covering…

By Brett Johnson

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Are There Really More Blacks In Prison Than Were In Slavery?

Well, yes—and no. It's another example of how facts about black people, without context, can be dangerously misleading

Author Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness cites…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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