(NEW YORK) -- For enslaved Africans in America, the idea of freedom was just a dream. After hundreds of years of struggle, first for freedom, and then civil rights, the date marking the official end of slavery in 1865 -- June 19 -- was declared... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- A stretch of beachfront land in Southern California that was seized from a Black family 97 years ago is set to be returned to their descendants. Black couple Willa and Charles Bruce purchased land on Manhattan Beach in 1912, making them among... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The Jesuit Conference of U.S. and Canada, an order of the Catholic Church, announced the goal of raising $100 million to benefit the descendants of enslaved people historically owned and sold by Jesuits.The... Read More.
By DANA SCHAEFFER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In recent weeks, statues of Confederate leaders have toppled to the ground amid nationwide protests, and Mississippi lawmakers have decided to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi state flag.Mississippi... Read More.