Several people are shown standing around a tour guide in front of the white facade of the Cape Coast Castle.

400 years: Slavery’s unresolved history

Tourists at the mingling with Stone Mountain and colorful trees in the background

Stone Mountain — home to the largest Confederate monument in the US — is celebrating its first Juneteenth


Officials say it will be a symbolic triumph on Saturday when Stone Mountain, Georgia, celebrates the holiday that marks the end of slavery in the US.


Ghana’s ‘Year of Return’ is emotional for descendants on both sides of the slave trade


‘Willful amnesia’: How Africans forgot — and remembered — their role in the slave trade


A professor with Ghanaian roots unearths a slave castle’s history — and her own

transgender lawmaker

Brazil’s first transgender Afro Brazilian lawmaker says she’s a ‘rebuke’ to the country’s history


Archivists race to digitize slavery records before the history is lost

The era of the trans-Atlantic slavery is documented in archives in former colonies around the world. Now, just as there’s the most potential to use those documents to fill in large gaps in history, some of those archives are at risk of being lost.

A black woman stands with a staff.

Amid 1619 anniversary, Virginia grapples with history of slavery in America

As Virginia marks 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the English colonies, it confronts the problem of silenced voices in history.

A couple is backlit against a stark stone fort interior.

Pirates brought enslaved Africans to Virginia’s shores. Where, exactly, is debatable.

This year marks 400 years since the first Africans were taken from Africa and sold as slaves in the English colonies. It was the largest migration in history: 12 million or more Africans forcibly moved to places across the Atlantic Ocean to be slaves. Today, all of those places are still dealing with the fallout.