Slavery existed in Africa long before Columbus, but the trans-Atlantic trade turned it into a very different institution Long before Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World, various forms of slavery
The two most ruthless domestic slave traders in America had a secret language for their business. Slave trading was a “game.” The men, Isaac Franklin and John Armfield, were daring “pirates” or “one-eyed
A group of black teenagers went searching for a sunken slave ship. It changed how they view slavery.
These black teens are scuba diving to help find sunken slave ships When 18-year-old Tristan Cannon plunges into warm waters off southern Florida in search of a sunken slave ship, he feels a complex mixture
On the walls of the Old Kingsway building in Jamestown – an historic fishing community in Accra – Amina Gimba's complex mural is almost complete. As she signs her name underneath it, just a few yards American
Conservative reaction to the New York Times’ “1619 Project” — an attempt to tell the story of slavery and its lasting effect on American political, economic and social structures — has been both disappointing
This August marked 400 years since the first documented enslaved Africans arrived in the U.S. In 1619, a ship reached the Jamestown settlement in the colony of Virginia, carrying “some 20 and odd Negroes”
Before Lonnie G. Bunch III became the secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, he was the founding director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. When Donald Trump