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Colleges confront their links to slavery and wrestle with how to atone for past sins

 Colleges and universities across the U.S. have been taking a hard look at their ties to slavery. This isn’t an entirely new phenomenon. Back in 2006, Brown University published a report showing that the university – from its construction to...

In a year of Black Lives Matter protests, Dutch wrestle (again) with the tradition of Black Pete

As Black Lives Matter protests and social uprisings spread across U.S. cities in the summer, the civil rights icon the Rev. Jesse Jackson wrote a personal letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte over an annual tradition that many...

Cicely was young, Black and enslaved – her death during an epidemic in 1714 has lessons that resonate in today’s pandemic

Nicole S Maskiell, University of South Carolina What I believe to be the oldest surviving gravestone for a Black person in the Americas memorializes an enslaved teenager named Cicely. Cicely’s body is interred across from Harvard’s Johnston Gate in Cambridge, Massachusetts....

North Carolina City agrees to pay REPARATIONS to it’s Black residents

The Asheville City Council voted 7-0 in support support of a resolution that apologized for the city’s participation in slavery, discrimination and urban renewal and vowed to create a Community Reparations Commission to provide reparations to Black residents and...

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signs bill to retire Confederate flag.

Legislators fast-tracked the measure over the weekend and today Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed the bill to retire last US state flag to feature the Confederate insignia. "This is not a political moment to me but a solemn occasion to...
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