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Slavery Reparations

Feb 18, 2020
A large woodcut image of an enslaved man appeared in an 1837 publication of an antislavery poem.
Library of Congress

The debate for reparations for African Americans and the descendants of slaves is one that has persisted since the official end of slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

The next time you make a pit stop along the Ohio Turnpike, you can also get a little history lesson.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled Underground Railroad historical markers at two Ohio Turnpike rest areas Wednesday.

The first unveiling was at the Commodore Perry Service Plaza, an eastbound service stop in Clyde. The second was at the Portage Service Place, a westbound service stop in Mantua. Both locations were chosen because of ties to the Underground Railroad.

The University of Cincinnati's Uptown campus is experiencing record growth in student enrollment, particularly among first generation students and people of color.

The History And Legacy Of American Slavery

Jan 20, 2020
A large woodcut image of an enslaved man appeared in an 1837 publication of an antislavery poem.
Library of Congress

Four hundred years ago, slavery officially began in America.

It started with the sale of 20 humans in Virginia. According to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World before slavery was declared over in 1865.

Cincinnati Council may consider a proposal to change the name of a street just south of the University of Cincinnati's campus that carries the name of an enslaver. A council committee discussed the idea and the full council could take up the issue Wednesday.

The University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rename the College of Arts and Sciences Tuesday.

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The Columbus Symphony is taking on the Underground Railroad.

The History And Legacy Of American Slavery

Sep 27, 2019

400 years ago, slavery officially began in America. 

It started with the sale of 20 humans in Virginia. According to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World before slavery was declared over in 1865.

Although slavery might be an afterthought for most these days, its lasting impact touches nearly every aspect of our society, from social identity and culture to housing and healthcare. 

Today on All Sides, recounting the history of slavery and the enduring legacy.

The History And Legacy Of American Slavery

Sep 3, 2019

Four hundred years ago, slavery officially began in America.

It started with the sale of 20 humans in Virginia. According to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World before slavery was declared over in 1865.

Although slavery might be an afterthought for most these days, it’s lasting impact touches nearly every aspect of our society, from social identity and culture to housing and healthcare.

Today on All Sides, recounting the history of slavery and the enduring legacy.

The History And Legacy Of American Slavery

Aug 22, 2019

400 years ago, slavery officially began in America. 

It started with the sale of 20 humans in Virginia. According to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World before slavery was declared over in 1865.

Although slavery might be an afterthought for most these days, it’s lasting impact touches nearly every aspect of our society, from social identity and culture to housing and healthcare. 

Today on All Sides, recounting the history of slavery and the enduring legacy.

The City of Columbus African American Cultural Festival is August 23 and 24 at Mayme Moore Park. 

For the first time in a decade Congress will hold a hearing Wednesday on the subject of reparations for the descendants of slaves in the United States, a topic that has gained traction in the run-up to the 2020 elections.

The hearing is set for June 19, also known as "Juneteenth," the day when in 1865 former enslaved people in Texas first learned that they had been emancipated two years earlier.

Teaching Slavery in America

Apr 11, 2018
Henry P. Moore / Wikimedia Commons

The Southern Poverty Law Center has published a new study that shows students don’t learn enough about the history of slavery in America. Of the thousand high school seniors surveyed, fewer than one in ten could identify slavery as the root cause of the South's secession and the Civil War. Without understanding that history, students struggle to link the past to present day racial conflict. Today we talk about where our public education is lacking and the implications the knowledge gap can have.

The Bartholomew House on state Route 315 was one of several homes that used to safeguard escaped slaves on the Underground Railroad in Delaware County.
Delaware County Historical Society

Delaware County’s historical society has identified several homes that were stations on the Underground Railroad between 1800 and 1863.

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."

Statue of former Governor William Allen.
Architect of the Capitol

One of the two statues representing Ohio in Congress’ Statuary Hall was removed last year because of its subject’s views on slavery.

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