Selma to Montgomery, the march for freedom led by Martin Luther King Jr.

Wed, 23 Mar 2022 - 12:17 GMT

In the name of voting rights for African Americans, 3,200 civil rights protesters in Alabama led by Martin Luther King Jr. began a historic march from Selma to Montgomery, the state capital, on March 21, 1965.

Slaves escape network map from 19th century America revealed

Wed, 23 Feb 2022 - 09:31 GMT

Archaeologists and historians have discovered new insights about the underground railroad and the people who risked their lives to escape slavery in 19th century America.

What do you know about the Renaissance?

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 - 11:29 GMT

The Renaissance, which means "rebirth" in French, refers to the period in European history from 1400 to 1600 AD.

August 23 marks International Day for the Abolition of Slave Trade

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 - 12:26 GMT

The objective of commemorating this day is to document the tragedies of the slave trade.

Memory of the day: Britain forbids slave trade between Africa & America in 1807

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 03:36 GMT

On March 2, many important events that changed the world map took place.

Britain accused of failing to grasp scale, cost of modern slavery

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 - 02:30 GMT

Britain is failing to grasp the scale, cost and impact of modern slavery, activists and researchers said on Tuesday.

North Korea, Eritrea have world's highest rates of modern slavery

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 10:00 GMT

North Korea and Eritrea have the world's highest rates of modern slavery.

Today in History – ‘The Birth of a Nation’ premieres

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 - 08:28 GMT

On this day in history, one of the most controversial films yet technically important, was released; 1915's silent epic ”The Birth of a Nation”.

African players unite against slavery by crossing their arms

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 - 02:00 GMT

African players unite against slavery by crossing their arms, a gesture being echoed by European players, including Cheick Doukouré and Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Global leaders commit to eradicating modern slavery

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 - 08:04 GMT

Global business tycoons and politicians from 48 countries committed to ending human trafficking, forced labor and modern slavery in the Australian city of Perth.

Maryland removes statue of 19th century slavery advocate

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 - 02:38 GMT

Maryland authorities removed a statue on Friday of a 19th century chief justice who wrote the pro-slavery Dred Scott decision.

Brazilian port where slaves arrived close to UNESCO status

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 - 11:26 GMT

The worn paving stones discovered under a thick layer of modern concrete in Rio de Janeiro don't look like much at first.