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Articles with keyword "Slavery"

Nighttime "stroll" painting by Archibald Motley, "Black Belt"

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Block Party

Archibald Motley painted African Americans having a good time

Detail of La Mulata, a painting attributed to Velázquez.

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Hannah, Andrew Jackson's Slave

A favorite of Old Hickory, she made him seem kinder than he was. Why?

illustration of Solomon Northup by Gary Kelley

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Solomon Northup's Odyssey

From American Playhouse to 12 Years a Slave, two films give different views of the same story.

Image of 1835 revolt of slaves in Brazil

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Manifest Beauty

"Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints," featuring the art of Brazil is on exhibit in Detroit.

Host and writer Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Africans in America

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross tells the story of a people whose sense of identity is distinctly apart and distinctly American.

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Risen from Our Blood and Tears

An upcoming series tells how Africans made their mark on America from slavery to abolition.

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"I heard the voices. . . of my Louisiana people"

Writer Ernest Gaines talks about storytelling, race, and his Louisiana roots.

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The Rallying Cry

How the word "Liberty" moved from a spiritual definition to a revolutionary one.

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The Power of Regionalism

Historian David Hackett Fischer talks about the importance of regional identity.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of Ulysses S. Grant

A new film tells how he survived vicissitudes to remain the most loved man of his century.