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In Washington, Mayor Woodfin Calls Out GOP Rep. for Comparing Cannabis...

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Testifying before a House Oversight Committee on Tuesday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin called out a GOP Congressman who compared the...

Professor Hilary Green Sheds Light on UA’s Dark Racial History

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times Curiosity is what fuels Hilary Green, Ph.D., and that has a lot to do with how she was raised and...

Equal Justice Initiative Opens New Legacy Museum in Montgomery

eji.org MONTGOMERY, AL - The Equal Justice Initiative is thrilled to announce the opening of the new Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama....

Important Recently Released Books on Understanding Slavery

By James L. Baggett The stain of slavery, America’s original sin, runs through our history and culture. And the blight of racism remains with us,...

Inside Historic Africatown With Descendants of Slave Ship Clotilda

By Vickii Howell Special to the Birmingham Times MOBILE, Ala.—For decades, a handful of ancestors and neighborhood historians held down the legends of Africatown’s founding, recalling...

The Spectacular Find of the Clotilda and What’s Next

By Vickii Howell Special to the Birmingham Times MOBILE, Ala.—The discovery of the Clotilda slave ship last month in the Mobile River Delta is one of...

Birmingham Commemorates Juneteenth

Amarr Croskey photos Kelly Ingram Park was packed on Saturday, June 15 as metro area residents celebrated the city’s 20th annual Juneteenth with the Birmingham...

Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered among gators, snakes

By Jay Reeves Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The old wooden ship hull didn’t look like much when researchers first saw it: just broken, waterlogged...

New Interactive Website Featuring Henry Louis Gates, Tracks Slave Voyages

By Stacy M. Brown BlackPressUSA In his PBS series, “Finding Your Roots …” Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents guests whose roots cover the globe – from...

Malveaux: Four hundred years later and we still ain’t clear

Four hundred years and we still ain’t clear By Julianne Malveaux According to some historians, Afrodescendents first entered these united states in 1619 off the coast...

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