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Princeton Seminary students ask for reparations for school’s history linked to slavery

“The Association of Black Seminarians posted a petition online earlier this month as a response to a report that detailed the seminary’s history with slavery, which was released last year. So far, the group has collected more than 400 signatures…

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Remembering the Women of Slavery, Lest We Forget: Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm, March 23, 2019

At the Wyck House, 6026 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia PA, join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of thoughtful consideration of the lives of women who lived through enslavement in America. The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience highlights and heightens public…

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The Case for Reparations: A slow convert to the cause by David Brooks

Five years after Ta-nehisi Coates wrote the same-titled article for the Atlantic, David Brooks concedes his point.  Identifying several ways in which American slavery can be regarded as sinful and unique, he says, “Slavery doesn’t merely cause pain and suffering…

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What Catholic Church records tell us about America’s earliest black history

“For most Americans, black history begins in 1619, when a Dutch ship brought some “20 and odd Negroes” as slaves to the English colony of Jamestown, in Virginia. Many are not aware that black history in the United States goes…

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Black History Trail Makes 200 Stops Across Massachusetts

“Massachusetts was the first [colony] to legalize slavery, in 1641. Even before then, merchants in the Massachusetts Bay Colony had enslaved Native Americans, and by 1638 were bartering them for Africans in the West Indies. The slave trade grew from…

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