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11Dec 20
New Database Reconstructs Lives Of America’s Enslaved

New database reconstructs lives of America’s enslaved

A new digital database, Enslaved.org, features information on people, events, and places involved in the transatlantic slave trade. The platform has over 613,000 entries from archives, libraries, museums, and other databases. Most of this information is just one piece of a person's life. The website aims to help researchers put…

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16Jan 19

People enslaved at Monticello now represented in programming

It’s long been known that Thomas Jefferson had a relationship with Sally Hemings, an enslaved woman at the Founding Father’s Monticello plantation. Monticello is now a museum, but mentions of Hemings and other people enslaved there have been spare. Now more of their voices are being heard at Monticello. An…

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The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes

Photo Gallery: Slavery and the Missouri Compromise

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National Museum of African American History and Culture Tweets

The Spread of US Slavery (1790–1860)

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