Alex Caldwell

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City Where Many Enslaved Africans Entered U.S. to Apologize for Slavery

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina city where almost half of all the enslaved Africans brought to the United States first set foot on …

African-American News

Why Celebrating Juneteenth is More Important Now Than Ever

<i>by P.R. Lockhart via vox.com</i><p>As the Civil War came to a close in 1865, a number of people remained enslaved, especially in remote areas. Word of …

Black History

Hitler goes west: The secret plans for Nazi America

<i>With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or seeing</i> …

Native Americans

The Surprising Finds At King Arthur's Legendary Castle

Recent research at Tintagel Castle (in Cornwall, England) has uncovered some fascinating finds. In addition to ceramics from what’s now Turkey (and maybe Cyprus) and glassware from the Iberian peninsula, archeologists from English Heritage working at the site have just uncovered a stone from the …

Archaeology

Haile Selassie - Ethiopia's 'Lion of Judah'

His Imperial Highness Emperor Haile Selassie represented a dynastic line which stretched back centuries. He was an absolute ruler and yet a …

Africa

The Yankees Are in First Place. Or Second Place. Either Way, They Beat the Rays.

At first glance, it made you want to turn the scoreboard page upside down. If you were checking on an app, you felt like hitting refresh over and over.<p>But nothing changed. It was there in black and white, and somehow it was right: The Yankees were in first place on Thursday morning — but they were …

Baseball

It Has Been 1,225 Years Since Vikings Made That Famous Raid On Lindisfarne

On June 8, 793 BCE, Vikings attacked a peaceful church in Lindisfarne which marked the beginning of the Viking Age.<p>If you are a fan of History …

Archaeology

It’s Not Bigotry to Believe Homosexuality Is a Sin

Another Christian has lost his livelihood for good-faith wrongspeak. This time it was for articulating extremely basic Christian truth that it’s …

Faith

There are still 1,728 Confederate symbols on display in the U.S.

Side Note<p>Jun—05—2018 03:44PM EST<p>Michael Waters<p>110 Confederate monuments, names, and symbols have been removed from public spaces like schools and …

Rights & Freedoms

This Is How the U.S. Assassinated the Japanese Admiral Who Planned Pearl Harbor

Some World War Ii history you may not know. <i>The irony was that Yamamoto was not the worst of America’s enemies. He was no pacifist, but nor was he as</i> …

Special Forces

Analysis: Why the Japanese Lost the Battle of Midway

Worse from Tokyo’s standpoint, Midway halted the Japanese Empire’s till-then unbroken string of naval victories.

World War II

The history of freedom in Brazil was written by slaves that achieved their liberation; one reason for decline of slavery was what slaves did to achieve freedom

<b>Note from BW of Brazil:</b> <i>As most of us know, or at should know, history is always told from the perspective of the winners. As such, we often, if not</i> …

Black History

How the Red Army Taunted Its Fleeing Nazi Enemies in the Race for Berlin

How Soviet troops taunted the Nazis during their final drive to Berlin in World War II

World History

Why the extraordinary story of the last slave in America has finally come to light

“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. “For those who are afraid of who they must be, are but slaves in a trance.” For Garrison, the idea of the African diaspora as “living monuments” was to some extent figurative. …

Black History

#SayHerName: 100 Years Ago, Mary Turner Was Lynched

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>This story contains graphic descriptions of a lynching, which some may find triggering.</i><p>Mary Turner was eight months pregnant when she …

Why France Lost Seven Years' War

France and England were traditional enemies. In North America alone they have fought each other in four different wars. But it was not until the …

In Brazil the wounds of slavery will not heal

Brazil abolished slavery 130 years ago, but its society has failed to deal with the crimes that took place. Many Afro-Brazilians remain trapped in a …

America is plagued by a chronic misunderstanding of slavery and white supremacy

A recent study from the Southern Poverty Law Center traces our ignorance to our schools, and provides a path to solving this problem.<p>Several years …

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

Forcing us to reckon with the past, America's first lynching memorial and museum opens in Alabama

As he says in his interview with <i>The New York Times:</i><p>People do not want to admit wrongdoing in America, Mr. Stevenson said, because they expect only …

Slavery and the Making of America . The Slave Experience: Men, Women & Gender | PBS

For black men and women, slavery was an equally devastating experience. Both were torn from homeland and family. Both were forced to perform grueling …

What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?

We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another.<p>It happened to the Nash family several months ago. We were nearing the …

On this Texas island, pirates kept the Atlantic slave trade going—even after it was abolished

The tragic history of the African slave trade in the Gulf of Mexico has been largely forgotten<p>When Americans think of the slave trade, they usually …

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

During the middle of the 1800s, cotton became the world’s largest commodity. The cheapest and best cotton came from the southern United States.<p><b>Edward Baptist</b> argues in his new book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,” that the forced migration and …

Black History

Reflections on Dr King’s death have overlooked how his liberal universalism and Malcolm X’s separatism gave each other strength<p>Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr was shot dead in Memphis by a white segregationist and fugitive, James Earl Ray. Three years earlier, on 21 February 1965, the same …

Black History

Taking Back Christianity From The Religious Right

Very little in the actual teaching put forward by Jesus would support the political philosophy of the Christian right in 21st-century America.<p>Since …

Jesse Jackson on Martin Luther King's assassination: 'It redefined America'

Jesse Jackson still remembers the sound of the gunshot and the sight of blood. They have been with him for half a century. “Every time I think about it, it’s like pulling a scab off a sore,” he says. “It’s a hurtful, painful thought: that a man of love is killed by hate; that a man of peace should …

Black History

New photo exhibit shows MLK and RFK as you’ve never seen them

Fifty years ago this week, America lost Martin Luther King Jr. to an assassin’s gun, only to see Robert F. Kennedy cut down two months later.<p>While …

Do You Know the Legend of the 1st Black Saint?

<i>This image is part of a weekly series that</i> <b>The Root</b> <i>is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black in Western Art Archive at Harvard</i> …

Enslaved People and Divorce in the African Diaspora

Numerous books and articles analyze the concept of “slave marriage,” but other than a few exceptional works, the historical literature severely lacks …