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Betsy DeVos raised eyebrows after comparing the right to abortion to the right to own slaves.

Betsy DeVos compared the right to having an abortion to the right to own slaves, saying both are viewed as a ‘vast moral evil’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos compared the right to have an abortion to the right to own slaves, arguing the two are "vast moral evils."

Black medical students stage inspirational photo in front of former plantation slave quarters: ‘We are truly our ancestors’ wildest dreams...

The group posed for pictures in front of the slave quarters at the former Whitney Plantation, to create inspirational images.
Blade Elementary School

A teacher has been put on leave after asking fifth graders to set their ‘price for a slave’ on a worksheet about colonial trade

Fifth graders at Blades Elementary School in Oakville, Missouri, had been asked to imagine they worked in the slave trade in the assignment.
Boone Hall, a former South Carolina plantation that used slave labor, has become a popular wedding venue.

Pinterest and The Knot are changing the way they deal with plantation wedding content after receiving criticism from a civil rights group

The websites bowed to pressure from Color of Change, a civil rights group that wants websites to stop promoting plantation wedding venues altogether.
The sign above the restaurant at J&J Cafeteria, which is still owned by the Edwards family.

A restaurant owner was sentenced to 10 years in prison for enslaving a mentally disabled man for years

Chris Smith, who worked at J&J Cafeteria in Conway, South Carolina, said he was coerced into doing over 100 hours of labor per week without pay.
Former Vice President Joe Biden at the the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 2019.

Joe Biden says white people ‘can never fully understand’ racism during visit to black church

Biden, who polls favorably among African-Americans, told the congregation that "the domestic terrorism of white supremacy" still exists in the US.

Southern plantation tours are focusing more on the horrors of slavery, and some visitors are mad

After struggling to properly address slavery, plantations are pivoting, and it's causing some angry visitors to accuse them of "politicizing" history.
Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk across the South Lawn.

15 American landmarks that were built by slaves

Four hundred years have passed since the first slaves arrived in the US. Here are some famous buildings that would not exist without them.
Sen. Bernie Sanders during the first round of the second 2020 Democratic debate in Detroit, Michigan.

2020 Democrats discuss race in often stark terms during night one of the primary debate in Detroit

The 2020 Democrats addressed the legacy of slavery and poverty in neighborhoods of color in the first night of the second Democratic debate.

Mitch McConnell says he and Obama are ‘both are the descendants of slave owners’ after report showed his family owned slaves

"You know, I find myself in the same position as President Obama ... we both oppose reparations and we both are the descendants of slave owners."