Slavery

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., second from right, speaks to reporters following the weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. He is joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 09, 2019 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says his family's history of slave ownership doesn't change his opposition to reparations. The Kentucky Republican said Tuesday that he and former President Barack Obama have opposed reparations, and "both are the descendent of slave owners...
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Corrie Davis, left, picks up her son Turner from Big Shanty Elementary School in Kennesaw, Ga.
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July 06, 2019 - 11:20 am
There are no national standards on how to teach about slavery, although it is often recommended as a topic in curriculum at the state and local levels
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Demonstrators speak during a Juneteenth celebration that protested the police shooting of Antwon Rose on June 23, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rose, an unarmed black teenager, was shot Tuesday night, leading to protests and outraged across the city. (Photo by Justin Merriman/Getty Images)
June 19, 2019 - 4:06 pm
Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is now a state holiday in Pennsylvania.
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Actor Danny Glover, right, and author Ta-Nehisi Coates, left, testify about reparation for the descendants of slaves during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 19, 2019 - 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States. The witnesses at the House Judiciary...
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August 30, 2018 - 11:08 am
Kanye West apologized Wednesday on a Chicago radio station for calling slavery a "choice," and he broke down on air over an old friend.
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