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By Amna Nawaz, Karina Cuevas
In her new book "South to America," author Imani Perry seeks to change how people view the American South and, thus, the country’s history as a whole. Jeffrey Brown spoke with Perry, who traveled through the southern regions of the…
By Jeffrey Brown
Over the past few weeks, there has been extensive debate across the U.S. about statues depicting the Confederacy and other troubled aspects of American history. In the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the Emancipation Memorial – also known as…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
In 1811, more than 200 enslaved people in present-day Louisiana launched the largest insurgency of people in bondage in U.S. history. The revolt lasted only a few days before the poorly armed rebels were crushed by a militia and U.S.
By Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
This weekend, many PBS stations will air “An Evening with Ken Chenault,” a special about the man who was chairman and CEO of American Express for 17 years. It was created by The HistoryMakers, a Chicago-based oral history project collecting…
By Jane Landers, The Conversation
The Slave Societies Digital Archive has documented the lives of approximately 6 million free and enslaved Africans, their descendants, and the indigenous, European and Asian people with whom they interacted.
By Elizabeth Flock
In his new book "The Cooking Gene," historian Michael W. Twitty traces the culinary roots of the South.
Watch our full report on the opening of the museum tonight on PBS NewsHour.
By PBS NewsHour
In depicting American slavery, Hollywood has long left some of the most brutal realities largely unseen. But the filmmakers behind "12 Years a Slave" tried not to flinch in showing the full system of human subjugation. Jeffrey Brown talks to…
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