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By John Yang, Kaisha Young
Critical race theory has become a lightning rod for Republicans and an issue in the Virginia governor's race. But what exactly is it? Even those who condemn the concept struggle to define it.
By Bryan Anderson, Associated Press
As of this Friday, Juneteenth — the day marking the end of slavery — is a federal holiday. Typically observed on the 19th of June, most federal employees will be able to observe it a day early because it lands…
By Amna Nawaz
The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday and is expected to easily pass the House. Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
The nation's first government-backed reparations initiative was green lit this week in Evanston, Illinois, a Chicago suburb where about 16 percent of its 75,000 residents are Black. The city council has promised $10 million over 10 years. John Yang discusses…
By John Yang
By Associated Press
A House congressional panel is holding a hearing on whether and how to provide compensation for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination.
By Jeffrey Brown, Lena I. Jackson, Tommy Walters
In the aftermath of the killings by police of George Floyd and other black men and women, American institutions of all kinds have looked to their past and present to understand their relationships to race and racism. That reckoning continues…
By Connie Kargbo, Lisa Overton
St. Mary's College of Maryland unveiled a new memorial this month honoring the lives of enslaved people of southern Maryland, including some who lived on the very land their campus is on. Seattle-based poet and educator Quenton Baker contributed poetry…
By Ivette Feliciano, Connie Kargbo
St. Mary's College of Maryland unveiled a new memorial yesterday honoring the lives of enslaved people of southern Maryland. It tells the story of "resilience, persistence, and creative problem-solving that defined the lives” of the enslaved people that lived there…
By Sarah Rankin, Associated Press
Officials in Richmond, Virginia, have announced a major funding commitment for an ambitious and long-envisioned memorial campus in the city's former slave-trading district, Shockoe Bottom.
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