Jim Olsen, a Republican representing Roland in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, compared lawmakers' attempts to end abortion to the fight against slavery.
The state representative later defended the comparison saying he was comparing "one evil to another."
In the past, business tycoons, authority figures and governments have been brought to their knees by activists using this powerful protest strategy.
Last week, undergraduate students voted overwhelmingly to provide reparations to students who are descendants of slaves associated with the school or its founders. Now, the issue will be reviewed by the university's administrators.
"Blacks captured and sold blacks as slaves," Indiana state Rep. Jim Lucas, a Republican, said during a recent exchange with a Black surgeon on Facebook. "Slavery is vile and repugnant, but has, and is tragically a way of humanity."
The controversial new law has been widely criticized with President Joe Biden also weighing in on the issue.
Fourth graders at Waxhaw Elementary School were asked to write tweets that people living in North Carolina during the Civil War might have posted.
A Pennsylvania school district took action after the teacher asked teenagers to examine the "trading of Africans."
The Patrick Marsh Middle School in Wisconsin said the assignment was meant to show students how "unjust" ancient laws were.
A Republican Texas lawmaker wants to rename multiple state prisons that bear monikers honoring slave owners and those who practiced "convict leasing," which saw prisons export the forced labor of prisoners to private industries for profit.
In America, it's China in reverse: A very different brand of amnesia—and self-hatred—is being promoted.
Yes, it's still here, and yes, it's still legal. No, I'm not talking about human trafficking. I'm talking about an actively exploited loophole in the Thirteenth Amendment.
Cody Donner allegedly yelled racial slurs at a Black teen walking through Paola, a small town about 44 miles south of Kansas City, Kansas. Donner allegedly brandished his knife towards the teen, informing him that Paola is a "white town."
Shadd Cary was born on October 9, 1823 in Wilmington in northern Delaware to abolitionist parents.
The Iowa City School District has placed the teacher on leave after the assignment was posted on social media.
"It is incredible that the chief law enforcement officer in this country would equate human bondage to expert advice to save lives," the House Majority Whip said.
The Chicago Public Schools system has been using The New York Times' initiative as a resource for months.
President Donald Trump said the Department of Education is "looking at" whether schools plan to use the 1619 Project in their curricula.
University president Lee C. Bollinger wrote in a letter addressed to students and faculty members that the dorm, Bard Hall, would be renamed this fall with one that "represents our University's values."
"Bro this is literally a song about cops being bad and they take it as a badge of honor due to zero critical thinking," one person wrote on Twitter.
The news comes amid the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, which sparked protests around the world against systemic racism and police brutality.
"Slavery was not a 'necessary evil.' It was a crime against humanity, anchored in kidnap, rape, torture, lynching and the systematic oppression," Representative Hakeem Jeffries said.
While the Democratic Party did support slavery in its past, the politics of both parties have changed a lot since the Civil War and Civil Rights Era.
The shift in public opinion follows the anti-racism and Black Lives Matter demonstrations that have recently swept across the country.
He described citizens who have toppled confederate statues as "rioters ... desecrating monuments to those who fought for unalienable rights."
Author Joel L. Daniels debates Ryan P. Williams, president of the Claremont Institute.