Enslaved people’s health was ignored from the country’s beginning, laying the groundwork for today’s health disparities

Enslaved people’s health was ignored from the country’s beginning, laying the groundwork for today’s health disparities

A Union soldier stands with African Americans on the plantation Thomas F. Drayton, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 1862. Photo by Henry P. Moore, May 1862.   By Eric Kyere (The Conversation)  Some critics of Black Lives Matter say the movement itself is racist. Their frequent counterargument: All lives matter. Lost in that view, however, is […]

I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery

People think slaveholders "took care" of their slaves out of the goodness of their hearts, rather than out of economic interest...

I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery

By Margaret Biser, Vox Up until about a year ago, I worked at a historic site in the South that included an old house and a nearby plantation. My job was to lead tours and tell guests about the people who made plantations possible: the slaves. The site I worked at most frequently had more […]

Slavery still ‘very real, widespread’ — ILO

Slavery still ‘very real, widespread’ — ILO

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — The United Nations’ International Labour Organisation (ILO) says slavery is still “a very real and widespread phenomenon,” affecting more than 40 million people worldwide. On Sunday — the day designated by the UN as International Day for the Abolition of Slavery the ILO said, that children comprise a quarter […]