slavery

Slavery was the cause of the Civil War. Yet, some students are only just learning this today. This is partly because, after the war ended, some white southerners started organizations dedicated to promoting textbooks that taught that the war wasn’t about slavery, but rather about “states’ rights.” These false narratives continue to affect the way students are being taught Civil War history today. So why aren’t they taught the truth? And how does our failure to teach about slavery’s brutal legacy affect our ability to solve the issues facing our country today?
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The Mississippi property was listed as a “luxury getaway” on the vacation rental site.
The museum's teachings about Thomas Jefferson's slaves were apparently a tad too real for them.
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"I cannot describe the depths of my personal sorrow at the suffering of so many," the Prince of Wales told Commonwealth leaders.
The city was a destination for ships traveling to the Americas in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Jason Selvig of the comedy duo Good Liars said he was so perplexed that he asked the question three times, hoping for a direct answer.
Full Segment: A new biography portrays Jefferson as a callous slave-owner. Who was he really? And how should we think about the racism of the founding fathers?