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Hamilton Avenue was the Road to Freedom

International Underground Railroad Month acknowledges the significance of the interracial Underground Railroad for its contribution to the eradication of slavery…

Despite push, states slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and CHEYANNE MUMPHREY Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery…

California Reparations Task Force Releases Detailed Report on the Harms of Slavery and Racism in the U.S.

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Federal and state governments, including California, failed to protect Black artists, culture-makers,…

How much do you know about the Emancipation Proclamation? Part 1

President Lincoln issued his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which stated that enslaved people in those states or parts of states still…

The slave who won reparations

Editor’s note: The Cincinnati Herald has received reprint rights from Smithsonian magazine for the following introduction to a fascinating story about a slave woman who lived in Cincinnati and received reparations. Readers…

400 Years of Slavery, It Stops with Us!

By The Rev. Derek Terry Pastor, St. Peters United Church of Christ, Cincinnati The amazing Maya Angelou used to recite…