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.
If you've been kicking people to the ground for centuries, you owe more to them than merely to stop kicking. You owe it to them to help them get back up.
"We need to be made whole in areas of health care, education, employment, criminal justice, business ownership, homeownership, overall equity and, of course, generational wealth," Councilman Keith Young said.
In words and pictures a look at racial progress, or the lack of it, in the US.
"After reading the critiques, I would have appreciated more context about Hamilton & slavery," podcast host Tracy Clayton tweeted on July 5.
Rochester police found the statue near a river on Sunday, the 168th anniversary of Douglass' "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" speech.
"I think it's appropriate to put it in a museum or a place out of the public square," said Delaware Governor John Carney of the whipping post on Tuesday.
Texas Representative Sheila Jackson Lee said systemic racism was "a cancer on the skin and the fabric of this nation that has not been remedied" on Wednesday.
Queen Elizabeth II should follow the lead of Belgium's king and acknowledge Britain's colonial past, experts tell Newsweek.
Protesters promised to return to Lincoln Park on Thursday to tear down the Emancipation Memorial for its "degrading racial undertones."
The petition was created in late 2019 by Opal Lee, 93, to give Americans a way to celebrate freedom for all, her granddaughter Dione Sims told Newsweek.
Deborah Evans, communications director for the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, told Newsweek that the organization has been working with lawmakers for more than 25 years trying to enact legislation making Juneteenth a national holiday.
Nine generations separate me from my ancestors: Sally Hemings, a slave, and Thomas Jefferson, her owner. Plenty of time to process the fact men like him belong in museums, not on public squares.
In a 2001 ballot measure, Mississippi voters chose not to replace the flag by a margin of 2-to-1, but today's political climate is much different.
"There's no reason to think a Trump appearance in Tulsa will have any effect on November's election outcome in Tulsa or Oklahoma," the Tulsa World editorial board wrote.
The two former Clemson stars have called for the university to remove Calhoun's name due to his past as pro-slavery advocate.