Stained Glass Window Shows Jesus Christ With Dark Skin, Stirring Questions About Race in New England
A nearly 150-year-old stained-glass church window showing a dark-skinned Jesus Christ interacting with women has been rediscovered in a Rhode Island church.
Midterm Voters Decide to Overturn Slavery in Several States – But Not All
Voters in five states went to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether to ban slavery and forced prison labor.
Several States Ban Slavery at Ballot Box, But Not All
Voters approved ballot measures that will change their state constitutions to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime.
Slavery Through Prison Labor Is on the Ballot for Voters in 5 US States
Nearly 20 states have constitutions that include language permitting slavery and involuntary servitude as criminal punishments.
Contemporary Slavery Widely Practiced Across Globe, U.N. Investigator Finds
A U.N. investigator says contemporary forms of slavery are widely practiced around the world, including forced labor for China’s Uyghur minority.
Texas Group Proposes Slavery Be Taught as ‘Involuntary Relocation'
Public schools in Texas would describe slavery to second graders as “involuntary relocation” under new social studies standards proposed to the state’s education board.
Harvard Holds Human Remains of Enslaved Individuals, Native Americans: Report
Harvard University still has the remains of at least 19 people who were likely enslaved and nearly 7,000 Native Americans, according to the school’s newspaper.
Harvard Pledges $100 Million to Atone for Role in Slavery
Harvard University is vowing to spend $100 million to research and atone for its extensive ties with slavery, the school’s president announced Tuesday, with plans to identify and support the descendants of enslaved people who labored at the Ivy League campus. President Lawrence Bacow announced the funding as Harvard released a new report detailing many ways the college benefited from…
Hundreds of Wrecked Slave Ships Have Never Been Found. These Divers Want to Find Them
Historians estimate about 1,000 slave ships wrecked in the Atlantic Ocean during the slave trade, but fewer than 10 of the wrecks have been found and documented. “There is just a whole part of our history…that is missing. I think that those stories deserve to be told,” says Tara Roberts. She and the group Diving With a Purpose go looking...
She Traced Her Roots Through Slavery to Africa — and Discovered a New Sense of Self
For African Americans, attempts to trace ancestral lines through the slave trade can lead to dead ends and heartbreak. However, with the help of an African Ancestry DNA test, NBCLX’s Brittney Williams was able to discover her roots in Africa — and find a new sense of community and self.