In a statement Friday, President M. Craig Barnes called the payments an "act of repentance."
The three-day event in August will recognize the first Africans brought to English North America in 1619.
Beto's paternal great-great-great grandfather owned two enslaved Black people, Rosa and Eliza, in the 1850s.
James McConnell and Richard Daley, the great-great-grandfathers of Sen. Mitch McConnell, owned at least 14 enslaved Black people between them.
In an agreement with the state of New York, The Chapel School in Bronxville will take measures to diversify its student body and faculty after a teacher was fired for holding a mock slave auction.
An exhibition about slave life at Rosedown Plantation in Lousiana sparked criticism after describing enslaved people as "happy" and "well taken care of."
Tamara Lanier of Connecticut is seeking ownership of the photos of Renty and Delia, enslaved Americans she claims were her direct ancestors.
Texas State Representative Introduces Legislation To Honor 95 Victims Of Convict Leasing Discovered Buried At School Construction Site
Texas Rep. Ron Reynolds has also proposed paying $95 million in reparations to the descendants of the 95 victims of convict leasing who were believed to be victims of convict leasing.
Pam Northam, Virginia's first lady, has brought increased scrutiny to the governor's house after handing cotton to Black children touring the historic mansion.
“Last Seen: Voices from Slavery’s Lost Families” will bring to life a compilation of classified ads printed in newspapers in the decades following the Emancipation Proclamation.
Black History Now: Vilissa Thompson—Activist, Writer, Licensed Social Worker And Disability-Rights Advocate
Thompson grew up knowing about the complexities of being Black with a disability. Now she’s working to dispel the myths surrounding disabilities, including those that still go undiagnosed and ignored in our community.
The couple enslaved the woman from when she was 5-year-old.
White New York City Teacher Who Stepped On Black Students' Backs During Slavery Lessons Wants To Sue Over Reverse Racism
In peak Caucasity, a white Bronx social studies teacher who is facing being fired after stepping on Black students’ backs during a lesson on slavery, is now claiming that she […]