BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA premieres tonight on PBS at 8 p.m.
“Upward of 120 million people of African descent live in Latin America today,’’ says Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., who, even though he is a scholar of African-American history, says he was staggered by the number when he first learned of it.
Archaeologists unearthed new details about the lives and cultures of slaves
In a greenhouse on a centuries-old estate where Frederick Douglass lived as a young boy, archaeologists have dug up a variety of objects and strategically placed symbols of spirituality.
[Black History] Dred Scott v. Sandford
Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), was a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that people of African descent imported into the United States and held as slaves or their descendants, were not protected by the Constitution and could never be U.S. citizens.
[Satire] Stephen Colbert suggests White men deserve reparations
Stephen Colbert suggests that White people have been wrongfully overlooked when it comes to reparations for slavery.
[Human Trafficking] Mordern day West African slaves freed in Newark, NJ
They arrived in the United States from West Africa, young girls held against their will and forced to work for hours on end. But this time, it didn’t happen hundreds of years ago.
Rev. Jesse Jackson calls Cav’s owner a “Slave Master”
The Rev. Jesse Jackson blasted the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday for treating Miami-bound LeBron James like a “runaway slave
Forgotten 1800’s African American city discovered in New Jersey
A group of Temple University archaeology students and volunteers is currently excavating what may be one of the most important African American historical sites in New Jersey.
Juneteenth: A celebration of freedom
Juneteenth, is now celebrated here in America and around the world as the anniversary of the day 145 years ago that the Emancipation Proclamation led to freedom for thousands of African-Americans still being held as slaves.