The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery and offers the section as a PDF.
Some of the negative online reviews posted online about guided tours of Southern plantations went viral after a former congressional candidate tweeted a screenshot of one.
NEW YORK (RNS) — On a narrow street in Harlem sits the oldest black church in New York state, one of many black congregations that developed in the decades before slavery ended nationwide and that worked for its abolition.
JAMESTOWN, Va. (RNS) — Wearing a yellow headwrap, gray skirt and soiled apron, a woman who says she is “called by the name of Angela” stood by the James River and told her story, one of faith and courage, darkness and hope.
African-American novelist and playwright James Baldwin said, “History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history. If we pretend otherwise, we literally are criminals.”
(RNS) — Fifty percent of practicing Christians say the history of American slavery continues to significantly affect the African-American community today, a Barna study shows.
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of U.S. adults say slavery’s legacy continues to negatively impact black Americans “a great deal” or “a fair amount,” according to a Pew Research Center data analysis published June 17.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) — Founders of one of the nation’s largest seminaries owned more than 50 slaves and said that slavery was morally correct. But an internal investigation found no evidence the school was directly involved in the slave trade, according to the seminary’s president.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — On display on the ground floor of the Museum of the Bible there is a lone volume that stands out from the