Slavery

Black Louisiana Voters 'Embarrassed’ By State’s Failure To Pass Anti-Slavery Amendment

Four other states removed forced servitude from their state constitutions during November’s elections.
11/25/2022

Louisiana Voters Reject Ballot Measure To Abolish Slavery, Involuntary Servitude

Five states asked voters on Election Day whether to removing constitutional language that permits slavery as a form of criminal punishment.
11/11/2022

Slave Descendants Cautiously Anticipate Meeting With Slave Owners’ Heirs

Ancestors of the survivors on the last known U.S. slave ship have began dialogue with owner of the vessel’s descendants.
10/30/2022

Daniel Smith, One Of Last People Born To An Enslaved Parent, Dies At 90

His father was born in the 1860s.
10/24/2022

Slavery Is On The Ballot In 5 States Despite Being Abolished More Than 150 Years Ago

Language in the constitutions of multiple states still permits slavery and involuntary servitude as criminal punishments, but a movement wants to change that.
10/21/2022

California Reparations Task Force Says Descendants of The Enslaved Potentially Owed Extreme Amount, Study Says

The task force considered the lingering economic impact upon people descended from enslaved Africans in America, and faces continued discrimination.
09/27/2022

In Wake Of Queen’s Death, Former Black Diaspora British Colonies Conflicted Over Monarchy’s Legacy

At the end of her 70-year reign, voices were demanding an apology for slavery and other historical atrocities at the hands of the crown.
09/12/2022

How Descendants Of James Madison’s Montpelier’s Enslaved Gained Shared Governance Of Historic Plantation

The descendants fought to have meaningful input on the history and slave narratives of Montpelier. They now feel a connection to their ancestors.
08/10/2022

Georgia Coast Slave Descendants Settle Federal Lawsuit Claiming Lack Of Services Eroded Their Island Community

Members of the community, one of the last Gullah-Geechee settlements remaining, receive improved emergency services, road maintenance, etc.
08/02/2022

Prince Charles Says 'Time Has Come' To Confront The History Of Slavery

The Royal Family has never apologized for slavery.
06/27/2022