(WASHINGTON) -- Slavery was on some ballots this Election Day, and voters in several states on Tuesday were in favor of officially removing language that allows slavery as a form of criminal punishment from their state constitutions. However, not all of the states with slavery... Read More.
(KINGSTON, Jamaica) -- Prince William delivered a speech Wednesday in Jamaica expressing his "profound sorrow" over the history of slavery, as he and his wife, Duchess Kate, have faced protests on their Caribbean tour. "I want to express my profound sorrow. Slavery was abhorrent. And... Read More.
Angela Bassett and husband Courtney B. Vance are serving as executive producers of the docuseries One Thousand Years of Slavery, which will premiere on the Smithsonian Channel during Black History Month on Monday, February 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Debbie Allen, Lorraine Toussaint, Soledad O’Brien, CCH Pounder, and Dulé Hill are among... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday making Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States -- just in time for Saturday's June 19 anniversary. It's a day African Americans have celebrated yearly since the Civil War-era and... Read More.
By ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(HILLSDALE, Mich.) -- Attorney General William Bar took sharp aim at federal line prosecutors and compared coronavirus lockdowns to slavery in remarks at Hillsdale College's "Constitution Day" celebration Wednesday evening."Even the most well-meaning people... Read More.
BY: STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — In the face of Trump administration backlash, Washington, D.C.'s mayor has blocked a call to add context to the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial to note the nation's founders were also slaveholders. An advisory group to the... Read More.
By: KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., clarified controversial comments he made over the weekend after coming under fire for claiming that America's Founding Fathers considered slavery a "necessary evil."Cotton attempted to explain comments he made... Read More.