Some believe that the history of slavery is too hard for young children to understand and that it is better to wait until later in elementary school or middle school to introduce the subject. Some say the best approach is to start early.
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An event marking the 400th anniversary of slavery in Virginia held at the Lumpkin's Slave Jail site in Richmond highlighted a problem: It's not easy to find the historic site.
Juneteenth commemorates when slaves learned of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, which declared slaves in the Confederacy free during the Civil War.
The redesign of the $20 bill featuring abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery and led hundreds of other people to freedom, will no longer be unveiled in 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.
As America commemorates the 400th anniversary of the creation of representative government in what would become the United States, and the first documented recording of captive Africans being brought to its shores, it is also grappling with the ways the country justified slavery. Nowhere is that discussion more fraught than in its churches.
The Rev. Joan Tarpley-Robinson, pastor of Rosebud Baptist Church in Chatham since 2011, was guest speaker at the Pittsylvania County Retired T…