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Local Muslim Groups Condemn Kidnappings Of Nigerian Schoolgirls

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.

05/08/2014

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Penn Station Marks Contributions In Railroading From African-American Men And Women

All aboard on a trip through black history. Penn Station celebrates contributions to the railroad from former workers.

02/20/2014

(AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Md. Could Rescind 1861 Vote To Protect Slavery

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.

01/31/2014

(AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Historian Aims To Honor 150th Emancipation Date

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.

01/18/2014

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U.S. Black History Museum Installs 2 Large Artifacts On National Mall

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.

11/19/2013

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Researcher: Slaves Quarried Stone For Smithsonian

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.

12/13/2012

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Lincoln’s Cottage In D.C. Tackles Modern Slavery

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.

02/17/2012

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Tobacco Farmers Turn Tradition For Health Benefits

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.

11/21/2011

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Md. Black History Museum Plans Civil War Event

A Baltimore museum dedicated to the history of Maryland’s black residents is planning an event marking the abolition of slavery in the state.

08/01/2011

(AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Researchers Explore Slave Village Site

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.

06/22/2011

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Douglass Statue To Be Unveiled In Easton

A statue honoring abolitionist Frederick Douglass will be unveiled this week in Easton.

06/13/2011

(AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Slave Village Digs Resume In Civil War Battlefield

National Park Service archaeologists are hoping to learn more this summer about a slave village unearthed within Monocacy National Battlefield.

05/29/2011

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