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Slavery

A Long Island family wants to tear down a house that may have once been owned by freed slave Pyrrhus Concer. (Credit CBS 2)

Demolition Plans Delayed For Supposedly Historic Hamptons Home

The home represents the legacy of one of the most prominent former slaves in the northeast, according to village historians.

09/30/2013

School Bus

Conn. Parents Say They’re Furious Over ‘Slavery’ Portion Of Class Trip

Seventh graders at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy went on a four-day trip to Nature’s Classroom in Massachusetts last year.

09/20/2013

P.S. 59 (credit: CBS 2)

Slavery-Math Questions Cause Uproar At Manhattan Public School

Parents are upset and disgusted by a homework assignment that used scenarios about killing and whipping slaves to teach math.

02/22/2013

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Congressman: ‘Lincoln’ Movie Was Wrong About Conn. Views On Slavery

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) was trying to correct the record Tuesday, after Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” movie suggested that Connecticut was not entirely in favor of the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery.

02/05/2013

Halsey Lane

Housekeeper’s Stunning Slavery Claims Rock The Hamptons

She was berated and tricked into a life of submission. That’s what a housekeeper from Indonesia claims in a shocking lawsuit against a prominent family from the Hamptons.

07/24/2012

Servant slavery complaint

Indian Immigrant Servants Accuse Long Island Family Of Slavery

Some shocking allegations were levied on Friday as two immigrants from India said they were held hostage for years in an upscale home by a doctor and his family.

05/20/2011

A signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation owned by Robert F. Kennedy - AP Photo/Sotheby's

RFK’s Copy Of Emancipation Proclamation For Sale

A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Lincoln and bought by Robert F. Kennedy is going up for auction and could fetch as much as $1.5 million.

10/06/2010

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Feds: Dean Treated Students Like Slaves

New federal charges allege that the former dean of the Institute of Asian Studies at St. Johns University threatened her scholarship students with revoking their funds if they didn’t do menial tasks.

10/01/2010