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The Empathy Tours

Jalane Schmidt recently brought a group of Virginia teachers to see Charlottesville’s tiny monument to its enslaved residents. One teacher had a startling personal revelation at that site.

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The Conflicting Ideals in Jefferson’s Architecture

The most important architectural thinker of the young American republic was Thomas Jefferson. He also held captive more than 600 enslaved men, women, and children in his lifetime.

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400 Years After 1619

In late August 1619, twenty or more enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia at what’s now called Fort Monroe. We look at how the nation is commemorating those first Africans who arrived in British North America.

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American Terrorism

In 1979 in Greensboro, North Carolina members of the KKK shot and killed five labor and civil rights activists. The city hasn’t forgotten.

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Unfreedom

A researcher finds that kids who interact in some way with the justice system–even if it’s just living near a justice facility–have worse health outcomes.

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Replay: Slaves Waiting for Sale

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Witches, Slaves, and Heroines

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Conversations with Julian Bond

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Marking Stories of Slavery

In this hour we look at how slavery is represented in the classroom and on historic sites.

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