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Articles with keyword "Slavery"

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


Block Party

Archibald Motley painted African Americans having a good time

Detail of La Mulata, a painting attributed to Velázquez.


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


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


Manifest Beauty

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

Host and writer Henry Louis Gates Jr.


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


Risen from Our Blood and Tears

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


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

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


The Rallying Cry

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


The Power of Regionalism

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


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.