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Stolen Lives: Remembering the Tragedy of Slaverynew

A half moon disappeared as the sun rose out of the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 1, 1832. The humid coastal winds filled the sails and carried the ship through the waves as J.W. Martin captained the Schooner Wild Cat, a 40-plus ton sailboat, out of the port of Charleston, S.C. Among the tons of cargo, the ship carried six slaves, bound for new owners in New Orleans.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jacob Fuller  |  06-01-2012  |  Race & Class

Charleston's Whites-Only Civil War Centennialnew

There is much more to the story about the Civil War's centennial than what the Post and Courier fit in a brief article in today's paper.
Charleston City Paper  |  Greg Hambrick  |  04-12-2011  |  History

Slavery Was the Pivotal Issue for Charleston's 'Mercury'new

At the dawn of the Civil War, the editors at the Charleston Mercury were incensed.
Charleston City Paper  |  Greg Hambrick  |  04-11-2011  |  History

The Old Slave Mart is One of the Few Museums to Expose America's Shameful Pastnew

Although we as a country are about to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the end of slavery, the history of those slaves is still a taboo subject for many museums. But in Charleston, this subject has finally become a part of plantation tours and museum exhibitions.
Charleston City Paper  |  Michael Smallwood  |  04-08-2011  |  History

Seceding from Historynew

Slavery apologists are using the 150th anniversary of the Civil War to whitewash history.
The Texas Observer  |  David Martin Davies  |  02-17-2011  |  History

After 20 years, Atlanta's Kevin Young Publishes the Epic Ardencynew

Young's book of poems explores America through the voices of a slave ship Amistad's rebels.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Wyatt Williams  |  02-14-2011  |  Books

Free At Last: Immigrant Was One of Thousands Who Languish in U.S. Detentionnew

Idrisa Sesay insists he was born in Sudan and later brought to the U.S. as a teenager after he was given to another family as a slave. Immigration officials don’t believe him. They kept him in a detention center for three years, well past legal time limits set by the U.S. Supreme Court.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Justin McLachlan  |  12-16-2009  |  Immigration

Eclipsing Slave History: 'Sugar of the Crop'new

Sana Butler set out to tell the stories of the children of slaves in America. Her book, however, is all about her, which is a shame.
Jackson Free Press  |  Walter Biggins  |  04-16-2009  |  Nonfiction

'Grandma's Hands' Exhibit Examines the Quilt of Lifenew

"Grandma's Hands: Celebrating the Underground Raildroad Quilt Code" exhibition highlights a little known avenue used by escaped slaves to find their way to freedom.
Jackson Free Press  |  Katy Rivlin  |  02-19-2009  |  Art

'Slavery by Another Name' Examines Post-Civil War Convict Labornew

Douglas Blackmon argues -- passionately, forcefully and convincingly -- that by any measure, blacks in the states of the former Confederacy saw their freedom so warped and constrained in the decades after the Civil War that the overwhelming majority were not in any meaningful way free.
The Texas Observer  |  Todd Moye  |  12-17-2008  |  Nonfiction

Springfield, Ill., Was an Important Station on the Underground Railroadnew

Part of the intrigue of the Underground Railroad is its mystery -- we'll never know the whole story. Its activists tried to keep their work secret, so they kept no official records; many African-American participants couldn't read or write, which prevented them from leaving records. What we know comes from oral histories, journals, and memoirs sometimes found by luck.
Illinois Times  |  Tara McClellan McAndrew  |  07-21-2008  |  History

A Flood of Emotionsnew

For African-Americans across America, Hurricane Katrina left scars that will last a lifetime.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Kia Gregory  |  10-05-2005  |  Disasters

The Monkey Biz About Darwinnew

Critics of Darwin try to score points with liberals by claiming that he was the first social Darwinist, and his scientific method is therefore wrong.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Peter Byrne  |  07-18-2005  |  Commentary

Michael Badnarik: Libertarian presidential candidatenew

Interview with the Libertarian candidate, considered the dark horse winner of his party's nomination
Mountain Xpress  |  Cecil Bothwell  |  07-23-2004  |  Politics

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