The Bible was used to justify slavery. Then Africans made it their path to freedom. | The Washington Post

Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post When the Rev. Jaymes Robert Moody takes his pulpit to preach, sometimes he pictures the graveyard — that is where his congregation was born. It was called Georgia Cemetery, named, he has been told, for the place the enslaved were stolen from before being sent to work the fields in […]

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She Survived a Slave Ship, the Civil War and the Depression. Her Name Was Redoshi. | The New York Times

Sandra E. Garcia, The New York Times Redoshi, who was known as Sally Smith after she became enslaved, with her husband, called Uncle Billy or Yawith. Credit via Shirley Quarles, Featured Image It has long been believed that a man named Cudjo Lewis was the last living survivor of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the […]

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America doesn’t need another apology for slavery, but atonement | Dallas News

Joyce King, Contributor, Dallas News Black History Month, 2019, has been a sobering reality check for millions of white Americans who are expressing shock and outrage at everything from elected officials donning blackface to a beloved movie star’s admission he once wanted to take revenge on a random black man. America does not need another […]

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Black men got the right to vote in 1870. This ex-slave’s son was the 1st to cast a ballot. | NJ.Com The election was a vote on whether to revise the existing charter of the town or to abandon it in favor of creating a new township. Peterson voted to revise the charter, which won 230 votes to 63.

The election was a vote on whether to revise the existing charter of the town or to abandon it in favor of creating a new township. Peterson voted to revise the charter, which won 230 votes to 63.

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