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 ...

Slave Values — Part 2

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Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour continues his discussion of Black history and culture.  He details the effects of “slave values” on the African-American psyche and says that this slave mentality is the central crippling force i...

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...

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...

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)

Shackled Immigrants

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An exploratory examination of how slavery and racism impacted the social and economic progress of African-Americans as compared to other immigrant groups. (2203)

Slavery Reparations: Racism or Justice?

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The controversy surrounding America paying reparations to African-Americans reached a new level when a lawsuit was filed demanding billions of dollars from several corporations that may be linked to slavery before 186...

Does America Owe Blacks For Slavery?

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Reparations in America (1221)

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 ...