The mere mention of slavery continues to grab attention, even if the evidence is inconclusive.
Enslaved.org houses millions of records related to more than 600,000 enslaved people and their descendants, emancipation activists, and enslavers.
Sir Hans Sloane’s bust will be moved from prominent display to a secure cabinet alongside artifacts explaining his work in the context of the British empire.
Through texts and objects, Cameron Rowland illuminates the connection between slavery and the commercial structures that define the global economy today.
At the Iziko Slave Lodge in Cape Town, an exhibition gives voice to a group of women whose lives were written out of history because they were considered too marginal to bother with.
The photography in this show imagines what stations of the Underground Railroad might look like, as the act of escaping enslavement is also essentially an act of imagination.
A year after removing the statue, Duke University decides to leave the site of the former Confederate monument empty to “provide a powerful statement about the past, the present and our values.”
A photography exhibition on James Collins Johnson is part of a greater initiative at Princeton to investigate and give visibility to the university’s ties to slavery.
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center tells the stories of those who sought freedom — and those who helped them get there.
Would you think differently about a work of art if you knew it depicted a slave owner? New labels installed at the Worcester Art Museum are drawing attention to the connections between art, slavery, and wealth in early America.
Freedom on the Move from Cornell University is the first major digital database of fugitive slave ads from North America.
John Akomfrah’s Tropikos, showing at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, navigates the United Kingdom’s role in the slave trade and the inherently formidable power of the sea.