The Democratic presidential candidate made the disclosure shortly before a report by The Guardian was published detailing his family's slave-owning history.
The Senate majority leader responded to a question about ancestors who owned slaves by saying, "I find myself in the same position as President Obama."
A new Freedom and Liberation Day recognizing slaves' emancipation in Charlottesville will replace Jefferson's birthday as a city holiday.
The former Fox News host's attempt to mock the "radical left" doesn't go as planned.
Former President Barack Obama celebrated Juneteenth and the continued "fight for justice and equality" in the U.S. in a tweet.
Coates' 2014 Atlantic essay "The Case for Reparations" is largely credited with bringing discussion of reparations back into the national spotlight.
Ta-Nehisi Coates testified before Congress in support of reparations for slavery.
Republicans say it's time to move on from the "original sin" of slavery, even though its ill effects have lingered.
Twitterers pointed out some holes in his defense of his father's claim that no one in American history has been more mistreated.
Group Publishing has since revised its "Roar" curriculum for vacation Bible school and has issued apologies.
"This type of problematic instruction won’t be tolerated here in New York," state Attorney General Letitia James said.
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The commercial, set in the Civil War era, features a white man asking a black woman to escape to the North with him so they can “be together.”
Georgetown University students voted in favor of funding reparations to the descendants of slaves in the form of a student fee.
If university officials agree, Georgetown would become one of the first major U.S. institutions to provide financial restitution for its role in slavery.
Harvard University is being accused of profiting off images of slaves from the 1850s.
Tamara Lanier of Connecticut is suing the Ivy League school for "wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation" of photos taken of her ancestors for a racist study.