Tag: slave

How One Man’s Story Offers a New Way to Understand Slave Insurrection

January 29, 2020
Wager, also known by his African name, Apongo, was a leader of the largest slave rebellion in the 18th century British Empire. But long before taking his part in the great Jamaican insurrection of 1760– 1761, commonly called Tacky’s Revolt, he had been on a remarkable odyssey. Apongo had been a military leader in West…

$27 Million for Reparations Over Slave Ties Pledged by Seminary

November 18, 2019
The Princeton Theological Seminary said it was committed to “telling the truth” about its ties to slavery. Black students don’t think it goes far enough. The Princeton Theological Seminary was founded in 1812.Credit...Mel Evans/Associated PressA New Jersey seminary has pledged to spend $27 million on scholarships and other initiatives to address its historical ties to…

Montgomery, Ala., Was a Hub of the Slave Trade and a Center of the Civil Rights Movement. It’s About to Swear in Its First Black Mayor

November 12, 2019
Hanging on the wall in Steven L. Reed’s old office as Montgomery County’s probate judge was a photo of his father, Joseph L. Reed, sitting next to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. at Maggie Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala., in 1967. The two men are not merely sitting together by accident. They…

Portrait of “freed slave” Eliza Benson with digicam | Maryland Historic Society

September 9, 2018
Portrait of “freed slave” Eliza Benson with digital camera | Maryland Historic Society Read More