In April, Texas became the latest state to ban people in prisons from having a social media account, saying it could be a threat to security.
Lynchings -- unlawful executions used to terrorise and subdue black communities into passivity -- are perhaps one of the least discussed legacies of slavery and the Jim Crow South. A new memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, will commemorate victims of these…
On Sept. 9, thousands of inmates began a labor strike across the country. Here's what followed that strike.
About 6.1 million people who were convicted of breaking laws could not cast ballots because of policies that keep felons off voter rolls.
A lesser-known part of the Electoral College's history: its relationship to slavery in the U.S.
Photographer B.A. Van Sise, himself a descendant of Walt Whitman, has set out to create a portrait of his legacy.
Author Alondra Nelson talks about how African-Americans in the past decade are using DNA tests to fill in identity gaps after the Middle Passage.
By Eugene Mason
The United States owes African-Americans reparations for slavery, a recent United Nations report said.
Georgetown University is taking an unprecedented step to respond to and apologize for its ties to slavery. The university will give special preference to applicants who are descendants of Georgetown’s slaves, plans to rename a building in honor of one…
By Gretchen Frazee
Delaware’s governor on Monday posthumously pardoned a man convicted of helping slaves escape along a portion of the Underground Railroad.
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