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Harriet Tubman’s home designated as National Park

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The National Park Service recently made Harriet Tubman’s home in Auburn, New York a national park, celebrating the later chapters of her life. Continue reading

Why we shouldn’t forget that U.S. presidents owned slaves

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In honor of Black History Month, poet Clint Smith and Harvard University doctoral student, offers his take on the history of racial inequality in the United States. Continue reading

Amistad slave rebellion lives on through Talladega murals

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A series of paintings by African-American artist Hale Woodruff gives a new view to the story of a slave rebellion. Continue reading

Slaves Built the White House, U.S. Capitol

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Did you know that slaves helped build the White House and the U.S. Capitol? Or that right in front of where Barack Obama is going…read more

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