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ADOS Family Sue Harvard For Profiting From Enslaved Ancestors

AFRICANGLOBE - In recent years, Harvard leaders have publicly acknowledged the school's role in fostering slavery. In addition to the 2017 conference on slavery, the school held a faculty committee a year earlier to help launch a scholarship and research on Harvard's history with slavery. Former University President Drew Faust in a 2016 speech said Harvard was "directly complicit" in America's system of racial bondage until it was abolished in Massachusetts in 1783. She said Harvard remained "indirectly involved through extensive financial and other ties" to slavery in the South.

American Slavery, Reinvented

AFRICANGLOBE - Didn’t the Thirteenth Amendment abolish all forms of slavery and involuntary servitude in this country? Not quite. In the shining promise of freedom that was the Thirteenth Amendment, a sharp exception was carved out. Convict leasing was cheaper than slavery, since farm owners and companies did not have to worry about the health of their workers. Angola’s farm operations and other similar prison industries have ancestral roots in the Black chattel slavery of the South.

WTF: ’12 Years A Slave’ To Be Incorporated Into Public School...

AFRICANGLOBE - The award-winning film 12 Years a Slave, a striking and brutally vivid retelling of the true story of Solomon Northup, will be incorporated into public high school classrooms around the nation beginning in September 2014, according to a The National School Boards Association (NSBA) press release.

The Black Holocaust: Will America Re-Examine Its Shame?

AFRICANGLOBE - In the United States, the Holocaust is taught justly and indisputably in both public and private schools. Its memorialization has been well integrated into the American psyche, exemplifying the American appetite for justice and understanding.

Racist Tea Partiers Claim African Americans Take Advantage Of Slavery

AFRICANGLOBE - Last Wednesday, on the anniversary of the official end of slavery in America, a teabag leader from New Mexico sparked a minor controversy when she suggested that African Americans take advantage of the horrid legacy of slavery to garner some kind of benefits from the rest of America, probably the government as if it is owed to them.