slavery

Alabama Events Mark 1619 Slavery Anniversary

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Events in Alabama on Sunday will mark the 400th anniversary of enslaved Africans being brought to colonial America. Communities across the nation are marking a “Day of Healing” recognizing the 400 years since the arrival of slaves to colonial Jamestown, Virginia. Africatown, a community formed by freed slaves after the Civil War, is hosting a Day…

Descendants from Last US Slave Ship Gathering in Alabama

Mobile event, Saturday .

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – An unusual gathering is planned this weekend on the U.S. Gulf Coast: a get-together for descendants of the last Africans abducted and shipped to the United States into slavery. The event will be held Saturday in Mobile, Alabama, at Africatown USA, a once-thriving community settled by freed blacks from Africa after the Civil War. The area…

EJI’s Bryan Stevenson: It is “Unevolved”…to Celebrate Slavery

From a N.Y. Times Magazine interview.

Historic Marker in Montgomery. A statue/bust of Dr. King is to be unveiled on Monday at the church he led on Dexter Avenue. The New York Times Magazine talked with Stevenson about Alabama celebrating both Martin Luther King and Robert E. Lee on the same day this Monday. “You live in Montgomery, Ala., where both Confederate Memorial Day and Jefferson…

Georgetown U: Priority Admission for Slave Decendents

Roman Catholic Jesuits owned slaves 25 years before the Civil War

WASHINGTON (AP) – Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people. Georgetown president John DeGioia told news outlets that the university in Washington will implement the admissions preferences. He says Georgetown will need to identify and…

Law Enforcement Increases Awareness of Human Trafficking in Alabama

Human trafficking affects more people in Alabama that most people realize.

It’s a serious legal and social issue that many of us may not even think is a problem in the United States, human trafficking.  Law enforcement wants you to know that if affects more people than you realize, maybe even someone you know. US attorney’s representing Alabama’s southern, middle and northern districts held a meeting on the campus of Auburn…