Historians Say This Year's Juneteenth Celebration Takes On Added SignificanceOn Friday, people across the country will celebrate Juneteenth, a commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
Juneteenth Freedom Day: Tri-State Area Events Honoring Liberation Of Last Slaves In AmericaNow the day takes on added importance amid the protests over racism and police brutality.
Black History Month: Long Island Memorializing Freed Slave Homeowner Cato SandsLong Island once had the largest slave population of any rural area in the north for most of the Colonial Era.
Teacher Under Fire For 'Make It Funny' Assignment About Freed Slaves, 'Don't Bore Me'Students say the white teacher told students to write "funny" captions on images of freed slaves.
Georgetown University Apologizes For Selling Slaves, Renames Buildings For 272 People SoldGeorgetown University and the group of Catholic priests that founded the Washington, D.C. school have apologized for selling slaves in 1838 in order to raise money to pay off the college's debts.
Black History Month: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass Monumental At New-York Historical Society"Frederick Douglass became a free man in New York," said New-York Historical Society President Louise Mirrer. "He stepped off the boat and walked down Broadway, just an ordinary human being."
Demolition Plans Delayed For Supposedly Historic Hamptons HomeThe home represents the legacy of one of the most prominent former slaves in the northeast, according to village historians.
Conn. Parents Say They're Furious Over 'Slavery' Portion Of Class TripSeventh graders at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy went on a four-day trip to Nature's Classroom in Massachusetts last year.
Slavery-Math Questions Cause Uproar At Manhattan Public SchoolParents are upset and disgusted by a homework assignment that used scenarios about killing and whipping slaves to teach math.
Congressman: 'Lincoln' Movie Was Wrong About Conn. Views On SlaveryU.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.
Housekeeper's Stunning Slavery Claims Rock The HamptonsShe 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.
Indian Immigrant Servants Accuse Long Island Family Of SlaverySome 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.
RFK's Copy Of Emancipation Proclamation For SaleA 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.
Feds: Dean Treated Students Like SlavesNew 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.