A small immigration program for Liberians in the US will expire at the end of March. Minnesota economists and health care companies say their losing immigration status will have an outsized effect.
President Donald Trump wants to stop illegal immigration at the southern border. More than 100 years ago, many Americans were trying to get into Mexico, illegally, to escape slavery.
One of the first black deans at a university in South Africa says Georgetown's decision to offer preferred admission to descendants of slaves is "beautiful" — but only the beginning of a process.
Historians have known about and written about runaway advertisements before, of course, but they’ve never all been gathered in one easily accessible place.
Like many African Americans, LaKisha David wanted to trace the roots of her family, who for years were documented only as property. Here’s how she did it.
The history of Washington features plenty of mudslinging, fighting and division, and that's without even going inside Congress. Here's how the capital developed from the small, dirty, disorganized town it was in the 19th century into today's capital — and how that history still shapes the city.
A new exhibition opened on Friday in Plymouth, Massachusetts, telling the story of how Europeans raided the area for slaves long before the Pilgrims arrived. The exhibit was made by a Native American crew, giving them the chance to tell their peoples' story.
The Cuban missile crisis had an epilogue that few know — the Kennedy administration was in secret talks with Cuba around a reconciliation. In current news, several women in London have been held in slavery for years, Europe contemplates its own NSA-proof cloud computing facility, and we visit Ford Nation — the Toronto mayor's fans who insist they'll vote for him again. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
At least 14 Caribbean countries have decided the legacy of slavery continues to hold their countries back, and they're asking the colonial powers that imposed the system on them to pay reparations.