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Yale to keep name of college honoring supporter of slavery

Yale University has decided to keep the name of a residential college named for 19th-century alumnus John C. Calhoun, who was an ardent supporter of slavery.
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Clemson University acknowledges slave past through markers

Clemson University has broken ground for a historical marker near the spot where slaves and imprisoned black laborers once lived.
Harvard University has decided to retire the shield that symbolizes its law school due to its ties to slavery.
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Harvard agrees to retire law school shield tied to slavery

Harvard University is retiring the official shield of its law school following complaints over its ties to an 18th-century slaveholder.
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SC school nixes slavery journal assignment as insensitive

A South Carolina school district has scrapped an assignment asking third-grade students to pretend to be slaves.
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Lawsuit: Cafeteria manager enslaved mentally disabled worker

A South Carolina cafeteria worker is accusing his former employer of subjecting him to treatment akin to slavery and years of mental and physical abuse.
MARKING HISTORY: Orange Street Landing
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MARKING HISTORY: Orange Street Landing

The Cape Fear area is full of history, especially from the Civil War era, including a remarkable story of escape.
First black joins NC’s Sons of American Revolution
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First black joins NC’s Sons of American Revolution

A chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in North Carolina is inducting its first black member, a firefighter who only recently learned his ancestor was freed from slavery after fighting for American independence.
Charges dismissed in alleged NC enslavement case
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Charges dismissed in alleged NC enslavement case

A North Carolina woman who said she was a religious deity will not stand trial on charges she kept three children in domestic slavery.
Southern swamp holds clues about runaway slaves
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Southern swamp holds clues about runaway slaves

A permanent exhibition opening this fall will show how the Great Dismal Swamp became a haven for thousands of people escaping slavery before the Civil War.
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No historical marker for blacks who fought for South

Plans for a historical marker commemorating 10 black men who served the Confederacy are being rejected by Union County officials as inappropriate for the old county courthouse.