What did ‘all men are created equal’ mean in 1776?

We tend to interpret "all men are created equal" in the Declaration of Independence to mean individual equality. That's not right, says historian Jack Rakove.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: history holidays united-states government democracy slavery featured society-and-culture

More and more people may soon celebrate Juneteenth

"This misconception that the Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery, I think, comes from a misunderstanding of the Civil War." Juneteenth clarifies things.

Kyle Mittan-U. Arizona • futurity
June 19, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: history holidays united-states slavery featured society-and-culture us-civil-war race-and-ethnicity

Juneteenth history highlights long fight for Black freedom

"Black people on Juneteenth knew that masters and mistresses would not give them their freedom. They knew that they needed to make their own freedom."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: history slavery featured society-and-culture us-civil-war race-and-ethnicity

Juneteenth highlights the long fight for Black freedom

"Black people on Juneteenth knew that masters and mistresses would not give them their freedom. They knew that they needed to make their own freedom."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: history slavery featured society-and-culture us-civil-war race-and-ethnicity

How would reparations for African Americans actually work?

Sandy Darity is an expert on the feasability of reparations, but he was once skeptical of their practicality. Here's his plan for making them happen.

Duke University • futurity
Feb. 24, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: history discrimination money united-states slavery featured society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

African Americans forged free lives in Civil War refugee camps

Civil War refugee camps, where many African Americans lived just before the end of slavery, show "how African Americans made and lived out freedom on their own terms."

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Feb. 19, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: history refugees united-states slavery society-and-culture us-civil-war race-and-ethnicity

Can historical records change minds about reparations?

"We often think about slavery as old history, as history that's completely disconnected from us. And that's simply not the case."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Feb. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: history religion money united-states slavery featured society-and-culture

Page 1 of 1