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Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 25, 2019 - 5:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds attended a special ceremony at Independence Mall Sunday to commemorate the first documented African slaves brought to America 400 years ago. People gather to remember and honor first enslaved Africans brought to North America Jeffrey Hart says for him the day...
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Flashpoint
August 25, 2019 - 8:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about August 25, 1619 — the first documented date of arrival of Africans in British Colonial America. The 20 men and women were taken from what is now Angola, West...
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Courtesy of Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Cherri Gregg
August 20, 2019 - 8:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This month marks the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans in America, and the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is marking the occasion with a six-month campaign. The first enslaved Africans are documented to have been brought to...
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Donald Trump
Alex Brandon/AP, file
July 30, 2019 - 11:19 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When President Donald Trump drew widespread condemnation for describing a majority-black congressional district as a "rat and rodent infested mess" and for tweets targeting four Democratic congresswomen of color, it was not the first time a U.S. president attracted such...
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Actor Danny Glover, right, and author Ta-Nehisi Coates, left, testify about reparation for the descendants of slaves during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, at the Capitol in Washingt
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
June 19, 2019 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing compensation for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, the...
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Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and the announcement comes with mixed reactions.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 19, 2019 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law in 1863, but it was not until June 19, 1865 when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were told of the abolition of slavery. That date is known...
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Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
June 16, 2019 - 7:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Juneteenth in Germantown isn't just a celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. "How long were we free before we found out we were free," asked Vashti Dubois, founder of the Colored Girl Museum. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed in...
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In this Dec. 7, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, File
June 13, 2019 - 9:30 am
By Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the...
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Teacher allegedly asked kids to study 'slave games'
CNN, WITI
April 13, 2019 - 11:41 am
By Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) -- A Wisconsin physical education teacher has been placed on leave after allegedly telling African-American students in the class to research games played by "enslaved children." The suggestion came after the Shorewood Intermediate School teacher shared an activity...
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Joycelyn Davis, a direct descendant of Clotilda survivor Charlie Lewis,stands for a portrait at the community center in Africatown in Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
Julie Bennett/AP Photo
February 08, 2019 - 8:30 am
By Jay Reeves, Associated Press MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The years have been hard on Africatown USA. Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Civil War, the coastal Alabama community now shows scarcely a trace of its founders...
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