Recognizing that enslaved men, women and children built many of the cities, rail lines and ports that fuel the American economy is a necessary part of any such accounting.
On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.”
Juneteenth is “much more complicated and much more complex than is traditionally presented,” increased recognition of the day “provides an opportunity to have a thorough remembrance of this horrific system that was slavery.”
"It's also about reclaiming our time, reclaiming our space. It's about black and indigenous people ... it's a form of reparations."
Investigators have found that laborers on the farm’s coffee plantations were working under degrading conditions and living in substandard housing without sewerage or drinking water.
July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.”
There is a space in the heart of Alabama that might be just the place for Kanye West to reflect on slavery.
It’s time to ask ourselves what kind of country takes property purchased by a freed slave to enrich a corporation.