November 27, 2012
Ebony's James R. Sanders profiles Elizabeth Keckley, who is the subject of renewed interest, thanks to the movie Lincoln.
by Lathleen Ade-Brown onNovember 10, 2012
A biographer recounts the life of Alexandre Dumas, father of the famous novelist.
October 9, 2012
Neither Jesus nor Paul condemned the institution, Arkansas State Rep. Loy Mauch wrote in letters to the editor.
by Helena Andrews onAugust 29, 2012
A Spanish magazine's seminude homage to the first lady hits all the wrong notes.
August 23, 2012
This history and black-studies expert says the president will make us re-evaluate our old stories.
by Kiff Hamp onAugust 22, 2012
This legal scholar says that these policies are still needed to level the playing field.
June 19, 2012
Blogging the Beltway: The actress and activist talks about her fight against modern-day slavery.
by Hillary Crosley onMay 5, 2012
Find out the truth behind the celebration of Mexico's brief 1862 battle victory against France.
by Claudio E. Cabrera onDecember 14, 2011
Slavery isn't dead; it's still alive, and Google is shelling out money to help fight it.
by Helena Andrews onDecember 13, 2011
Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film tackles slavery, but Octavia Butler's Kindred still cuts to its heart.
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