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How history textbooks reflect America’s refusal to reckon with slavery

How history textbooks reflect America’s refusal to reckon with slavery

Four hundred years ago, a group of about 20 Africans were captured in the African interior, probably near modern-day Angola, and forcibly transported on a slave ship headed to the Americas. After tumultuous months at sea, they landed ashore in the first British colony in North America — Jamestown, Virginia — in late August 1619.…
The New York Times 1619 Project is reshaping the conversation on slavery. Conservatives hate it.

The New York Times 1619 Project is reshaping the conversation on slavery. Conservatives hate...

On Sunday, the New York Times Magazine published perhaps its most ambitious work on race and slavery to date. The 1619 Project, which marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African slaves to Virginia, seeks to reframe the country’s thinking about slavery and how intertwined the practice of slavery has been in shaping the…
Vox Sentences: Should Harvard profit from photos of slavery?

Vox Sentences: Should Harvard profit from photos of slavery?

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Harvard is accused of profiting from images of enslaved people; an explosion at a chemical plant in China turns…
Vogue Brazil Director Resigns Over ‘Slavery’ Party

Vogue Brazil Director Resigns Over ‘Slavery’ Party

The photo has since been deleted, but not before CNN Style caught the following comments. "The photo clearly and unfortunately refers to a Brazil of autocracy and slavery, where Black people were serving and white people tended to," wrote Instagram user Roberto Sakiyama, while another posted "I don't see any praise to Afro-Brazilian culture."

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