The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum is opening a new exhibit exploring the struggles and achievements of one slave family in Maryland before and after the Civil War.
Maryland is celebrating the 150th anniversary marking the end of slavery in the state, a milestone that came after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Media advisers from the United States and around the world are heading to Nigeria to help find nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by a terrorist group.
All aboard on a trip through black history. Penn Station celebrates contributions to the railroad from former workers.
Several months before the U.S. Civil War, Maryland and three other states voted for a constitutional amendment protecting their rights to allow slavery. This year lawmakers could rescind that vote.
In 2007, the Annapolis City Council passed a bill apologizing for slavery. The legislation also called for a time of education in the last week of October.
Crews are installing two large artifacts inside the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture while it’s still under construction on the National Mall.
New research has found that the red sandstone for one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall, the Smithsonian Castle, was quarried by slaves.
The house where President Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation some 150 years ago is confronting the reality that more people are held in modern-day slavery than at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Warning: The subject of this exploration will constrict your blood vessels, choke your windpipe and dispatch you to an early grave, 5 million of you a year. The most lucrative crop the Americas have ever seen, it kept the British at bay, kept the enslaved entrapped, kept Hollywood sexy. Until it didn’t anymore.
A Baltimore museum dedicated to the history of Maryland’s black residents is planning an event marking the abolition of slavery in the state.
Kara Cotton majored in international business at Howard University before her curiosity, fondness for historical mysteries and sense of adventure led her to study anthropology.