President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law Thursday afternoon legislation that will establish June 19 as the Juneteenth National Independence Day, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Several of the GOP lawmakers also recently voted against awarding the officers who protected the Capitol building on January 6 with Congressional Gold Medals.
Prominent Black voices on social media have reacted to the news of the Senate vote, but many feel as though there are more important matters that need to be addressed.
The Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make Juneteenth a federal holiday marking the emancipation of those enslaved in the U.S.
Juneteenth is the day marking the end of slavery in the U.S.. It has been celebrated for over a century and obtained the status of federal holiday this week.
Historians and educators have denounced the 1836 Project as propaganda seeking to erase the role of slavery in Texas' history.
The longest-serving chief justice in the United States Supreme Court is having his name removed from University of Illinois' law school after investigation into his pro-slavery actions.
Texas state lawmakers capped hours of debate over how to teach kids about slavery and U.S. subjugation of people of color by advancing a controversial bill that prohibits critical theory in public and open-enrollment charter schools.
In Barry Jenkins' new series, Thuso Mbedu plays protagonist Cora Randall, who is pursued by villainous slave catcher Arnold Ridgeway, played by Joel Edgerton.
Barry Jenkins' series "The Underground Railroad" premieres on Amazon today. The drama, based on a Pulitzer-winning novel, follows a young woman's bid for freedom.
"My clients just wanted to talk about reparations for the historical and continuing effects of slavery," the Nation of Islam lawyers told the High Court Monday.
In the clip from a 2016 documentary that resurfaced this week, interviewees claim slaves were "taken care of" and were "part of the family."
A class of fourth graders in upstate New York were given a worksheet that was not approved by the local school district.
The racist flyers appeared to be a mock-up of a real poster from 1855 that advertized a "Great Sale of Slaves."
The three teachers at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, had been placed on administrative leave in February.
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.