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Republican Says America Was Better Off During Slavery

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Another Republican representative has decided to bring up the issue of slavery, adding his name to a growing list. Speaking on a conference call to support...

The Power-Packed Image That Led Call for the End of Slavery

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The old saying is that “a picture speaks a thousand words.” Here’s an example of one image which spoke volumes more, leading to increased...

Britain Still Refuse to Apologize For Slavery

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Jamaican prime minister Portia Simpson Miller suggested this week that the British government should finally apologise for enslaving the ancestors of the Jamaican peoples. The...

Slavery Museum Fights to Stay Afloat

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An attorney for the U.S. National Slavery Museum is headed back to bankruptcy court to outline a reorganization plan for the debt-ridden dream of...

Underground Railroad Freedom Center Battling Tough Times

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It opened to great fanfare and promise in 2004. Now, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, whose exhibits focus on the story of the struggle for freedom, especially that of African Americans, is in deep financial trouble that could force it to shut down. Located where African Americans crossed the Ohio River into freedom, the center has cut expenses severely but faces a $1.5 million shortfall in its 2012 budget, said Freedom Center board Co-chairman John Pepper and other center leaders.

Tea Party Groups In Tennessee Demand Textbooks Overlook Slavery

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A little more than a year after the conservative-led state board of education in Texas approved massive changes to its school textbooks to put slavery in a more "positive light," another group of white supremacist Tea Party activists in Tennessee has renewed its push to whitewash school textbooks. The group is seeking to remove references to slavery and mentions of the country's founders being slave traders and owners.
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