Slavery

A statue of the Dutch Golden Age trader and brutal colonialist Jan Pieterszoon Coen stands tall above a square in his hometown of Hoorn, north of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, June 19, 20202. Coen was a leading figure in 17th-century trading powerhouse the Dutch East India Company, but has gone down in history as the "butcher of Banda," the man who ordered a bloody massacre on the Banda Islands, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
June 19, 2020 - 3:49 pm
HOORN, Netherlands (AP) — The 17th century has gone down in Dutch history as the Golden Age, when unprecedented trading wealth helped fund the likes of artists Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer. But the grim flip side of the prosperity — fortunes generated by seafaring traders, slavery and...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 file photo, a chart shows slave trade records, on display at the new International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, England. Britain’s largest companies have promised to offer funds to benefit projects assisting minorities in the latest sign of Britain’s reckoning with its role in the slave trade. Insurance giant Lloyd’s of London and pub chain Greene King made the pledges after they were named in a University College database of firms involved in the slave trade, it was reported on Thursday, June 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, File)
June 19, 2020 - 6:20 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England has apologized for the links some of its past governors had with slavery, as a global anti-racism movement sparked by the death of George Floyd forces many British institutions to confront uncomfortable truths about their pasts. The central bank called the trade in...
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Freeman Culver stands in front of a mural listing the names of businesses destroyed during the Tulsa race massacre in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, June 15, 2020, on the other side of what's historically the city's white-black dividing line from where President Donald Trump will rally Saturday. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 18, 2020 - 6:53 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For decades, when it was discussed at all, the killing of hundreds of people in a prosperous black business district nearly a century ago was referred to as the Tulsa race riot. Under new standards developed by teachers, Oklahoma students are urged to consider the differences...
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In this Sept. 12, 2019 photo, a statue of Christopher Columbus sits in front of City Hall in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced on Thursday, June 18, 2020 that the statue at will be removed as soon as possible and placed in storage. (Doral Chenoweth III/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
June 18, 2020 - 12:59 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Columbus statue coming down in Columbus, Ohio. — Automakers to halt production to acknowledge Floyd's death, Juneteenth. — Trump takes credit for making Juneteenth “very famous.” — Portland, Oregon, police clear protesters from potential “autonomous zone.” ___ COLUMBUS, Ohio — A...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2016, file photo, a statue of Vice President John C. Calhoun, whose ideas on state rights were a spark of the Civil War, looms over a public park in Charleston, S.C. Despite a South Carolina law protecting monuments, officials in the historic city of Charleston announced Wednesday, JUne 17, 2020, that they plan to remove a statue of slavery advocate John C. Calhoun. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File)
June 17, 2020 - 6:20 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Despite a South Carolina law protecting monuments, officials in the historic city of Charleston announced Wednesday that they plan to remove a statue of slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from a downtown square. Mayor John Tecklenburg announced he will send a resolution to the...
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June 16, 2020 - 2:49 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that he will propose making Juneteenth — a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. — an official holiday in a state that was once home to the capital of the Confederacy. Juneteenth, which is also called Emancipation Day...
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A Palestinian artist paints a mural depicting George Floyd, a black American who died after being restrained by police officers, in Gaza City, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
June 16, 2020 - 11:05 am
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Nine people arrested in Louisville during protests. — Brick hurled at media car in Louisville as police shoot pepper balls. — Maryland panel votes to remove Civil War plaque from Capitol. — Man shot as protesters in New Mexico try to tear down statue. ___ LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nine...
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Red paint and writing reading in Italian "racist", top, and "rapist’’ are seen scrawled on a statue of late Italian journalist Indro Montanelli, inside a park in Milan, northern Italy, Sunday, June 14, 2020. Montanelli, who inspired a generation of Italian reporters, admitted in the late 1960s that he had a 12-year-old Ethiopian bride when he was a soldier during the Italian occupation of Ethiopia. The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers sparked a reexamination of the injustices and inequalities underpinning many countries’ histories. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 14, 2020 - 12:33 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — At least seven Minneapolis police officers have quit and another seven are in the process of resigning. — Tulsa Health Department director wishes Trump would postpone a planned campaign rally because of recent increases in coronavirus cases. — Italians deface statue of journalist...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence steps away from the microphone after speaking Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Clemson, S.C., during a protest rally over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 13, 2020 - 8:19 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Members of Clemson football team lead demonstration on campus. — Bust of slave owner torn down, thrown in river in New Orleans. — Protesters gather at Lee monument in Virginia's capital. — Authorities investigating death of black man found hanging from tree in California. —...
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President Donald Trump speaks to United States Military Academy graduating cadets during commencement ceremonies, Saturday, June 13, 2020, in West Point, N.Y. Trump’s commencement speech to the 1,100 graduating cadets during a global pandemic comes as arguments rage over his threat to use American troops on U.S. soil to quell protests stemming from the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool)
June 13, 2020 - 5:55 pm
WEST POINT. N.Y. (AP) — As the nation continues to grapple with its racial past, President Donald Trump urged West Point's graduating class Saturday to “never forget” the legacy of soldiers before them who fought a bloody war to “extinguish the evil of slavery.” Trump's appeal to remember history...
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