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Implicit Bias and American History

Chernoh Sesay Jr. illustrates how applying the social psychology concept of implicit bias to “historical studies of race, human bondage, and post-slavery, might . . . open new revelations and pose new remedies for the issue of race in the…

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How Do You Teach Slavery?

1a radio program host Joshua Johnson and his guests Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Chair of the Teaching Hard History Advisory Board and associate professor of history at Ohio State University, Adam Sanchez, high school history teacher, editor of “Rethinking Schools” magazine…

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Teaching the Hard History of American Slavery

As Black History Month begins, the Southern Poverty Law Center has published a report that “shows our schools are failing to teach the hard history of African enslavement.”  Read the report and take a quiz testing how much you know…

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New York State Slavery Records Index Launched by John Jay College

“John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announces the first New York Slavery Records Index, a publicly searchable compilation of records that identify individual enslaved persons and their owners, beginning as early as 1525 and ending during the Civil War….

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Indian Slavery Once Thrived in New Mexico. Latinos Are Finding Family Ties to It.

“Their captive forbears were Native Americans–slaves frequently known as Genízaros . . . who were sold to Hispanic families when the region was under Spanish control from the 16th to the 19th centuries.  Many Indian slaves remained in bondage when…

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