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Atlanta owns up to legacy of convict labor that rebuilt city

By Michael Warren, Associated Press The City of Atlanta's official seal shows a phoenix rising from the ashes of the Civil War. What it doesn’t...

Research: Wreck of last US slave ship mostly intact on coast

By Jay Reeves, Associated Press Researchers studying the wreckage of the last U.S. slave ship, buried in mud on the Alabama coast since it was...

The magnificent history of the maligned and misunderstood fruitcake

By Jeffrey Miller, Colorado State University Nothing says Christmas quite like a fruitcake – or, at the very least, a fruitcake joke. A quip attributed to...

Slave life’s harsh realities are erased in Christmas tours of Southern plantations

By Robert E. May, Purdue University This holiday season, many Americans will tour historic mansions in the Southern United States that are beautifully decked out...

An Interview with Isabel Wilkerson, Author of “The Warmth of Other Suns”

By Latanya West, San Diego Voice & Viewpoint Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns,” recently discussed her novel, The Great Migration, and...