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Articles with keyword "Slavery"

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The Dismal Swamp: One Road out of Slavery Took You Straight into the Boggiest Place You’ve Ever Been.

Archaeologists in Virginia seek to know more about the lives of slaves who escaped and lived off the land.

Baptismal Record

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Moldy Church Records in Latin America Document the Lives of Millions of Slaves

Now, intrepid scholars are saving those parish baptismal records from war, neglect, and rot. 

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.