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Slavery's explosive growth, in charts: How '20 and odd' became millions

USATODAY.com Thursday, 22 August 2019
A twist of fate brought the first recorded enslaved Africans to Virginia in 1619. We trace the origins of this shameful era of American history.
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Lloyd's of London makes slave trade apology [Video]

Lloyd's of London makes slave trade apology

The Lloyd's of London insurance market has apologised for its role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic slave trade and has agreed to fund charities promoting opportunities for black and ethnic minority groups. Ciara Lee reports

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Lloyd's of London apologises for role in slave trade [Video]

Lloyd's of London apologises for role in slave trade

The Lloyd's of London insurance market has apologised for its role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic slave trade and has agreed to fund charities promoting opportunities for black and ethnic minority groups. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:38Published

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Another Confederate statue in Richmond, Va., comes down along Monument Avenue

The bronze monument to Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart on horseback was hoisted from its granite base as crowds cheered early Tuesday.
 

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Pharrell Williams Bringing Gospel Docuseries To Netflix [Video]

Pharrell Williams Bringing Gospel Docuseries To Netflix

Singer, songwriter, producer Pharrell Williams is teaming up with Netflix for a docuseries. The upcoming docuseries, "Voices of Fire" focuses on finding talent in the gospel choirs of Hampton Roads, Virginia. According to CNN, the show will follow Pharrell's uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams, on their quest to find singers. Pharell announced the project on Sunday during the Essence Festival alongside his uncle. The series is expected to debut later this year.

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Richmond Mayor Orders Emergency Removal of Confederate Statues [Video]

Richmond Mayor Orders Emergency Removal of Confederate Statues

The Democratic mayor of Richmond, Virginia, Levar Stoney, has invoked his emergency powers to remove multiple Confederate statues in the city.

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Richmond Removes Stonewall Jackson Statue From Monument Avenue

“We have needed to turn this page for decades,” Mayor Levar Stoney said. The capital of Virginia will take down other Confederate statues in the coming days.
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