Category: Slavery

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Pearl: An Underground Railroad

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The 54-ton schooner named the Pearl sailed into the history books on April 15, 1848 when 77 enslaved Americans attempted an escape to freedom. Mary Kay Ricks, author of Escape on the Pearl: The Heroic Bid for Freedom ...

Southern Slavery, Northern Lies

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The second installation of modern New England journalists who exposed the North’s hidden history as a slave region. They also address king cotton and the legal and illegal slave trade. Journalist and co-author of Comp...

Slavery’s Biggest Secret

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Was the first colony to give legal recognition to the institution of slavery a northern or southern one? The answer to that question is one of many surprising facts about the history of African slaves in America (see ...

The Black Eagle

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To his radio listeners he is “The Black Eagle” who soars the airwaves on Radio One and XM Satellite One. He is a civil rights activist to those who have followed his career with the NAACP. Television and radio audienc...

Thomas Jefferson’s Black and White DNA

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In January 2000, scientists and historians at Monticello announced the results of an independent study and concluded that Thomas Jefferson probably fathered at least one and, perhaps, more of his slave Sally Hemings’ ...

Another View of the Slave Trade

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Panelists discuss whether or not slavery really exists in present day Mauritania and Sudan. Guests: Samuel Cotton, A. Akbar Muhammad, Sheikh Anwar McKeen. (1817)