Slavery: America’s Main Historical Event
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It is estimated that millions of Africans died during the Atlantic slave trade. Historian Anne Bailey has collected oral histories to document the slave trade from both sides of the Atlantic, placing oral records at ...
The Lost Africans of the Andes
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Dr. Allen Counter's film looks at the village of Chota, Ecuador whose population is descended from Africans brought over the mountains by Jesuit missionaries to work as slaves on the sugar plantations. Guest: Allen...
The First State to Apologize for Slavery
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As the first colony to own slaves, Virginia became the first state to apologize to African-Americans for slavery. Virginia State Sen. Henry L. Marsh III and Delegate Donald McEachin talk about this historical preceden...
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 ...
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)