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Donella Wilson, 107 years old, cast her first vote in the 1940s and has taken total advantage of that privilege ever since.

The announcement comes after Scholastic attempted to defend "A Birthday Cake For George Washington."

The Freedman's Bank was established in 1865 to help foment wealth-building for nearly four million newly freed slaves. It closed in 1874.

Ramin Ganeshram, a former journalist for The New York Times and Forbes, penned the book. Backlash ensued over the depiction that slaves were thrilled to be held against their will.

One of Black history's most poignant heroes is finally getting justice after he was tried as a criminal for freeing slaves as a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

During an appearance on the Iowa radio program Mickelson in the Morning, Republican candidate Mike Huckabee agreed when the conservative host used a bible verse to justify selling poor people into slavery.

McGraw-Hill CEO David Levin believes his company has done more than enough to fix the erasure of slavery from their textbooks.

Ben Affleck has issued an apology for hiding information about his ancestors on the PBS show Finding Your Roots. The actor took to his Facebook page to discuss why…

On an episode of ‘Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.,’ Angela Bassett was able to learn some of her background history and  more about her family tree. According to PBS, Bassett’s roots can be traced all the back to slavery and they revealed to her more information of the slave owners of her ancestors […]

The History Channel plans to create a new version of the 1977 hit miniseries “Roots.” According to Deadline, the cable network acquired the rights to…

Accusations of greed and racism are being hurled  at the Cherokee nation one week after the tribe decided to revoke the citizenship of nearly 3,000 descendants of freedmen — former slaves who Cherokees once owned. According to Marilyn Vann, the leader of the Freedman, race, politics and millions of dollars coming in from tribal casinos are leaving Blacks […]

On Monday the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court decided to terminate the tribal citizenship of nearly 3,000 Black descendants of freedmen–former slaves who had been owned by Cherokees. The ruling comes several months after a district court granted equal tribal citizenship rights to descendants. Monday’s 4-1 decision, overturned the district courts ruling, citing that the judge […]