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Did William Whipple Free His Own Slave?

American Founding Father and one of the signatories of the United States Declaration of Independence, William Whipple, represented New Hampshire as a member of the Continental Congress from 1776 through 1779. But did you know that Whipple was also one of the first people to free his own slave? One of the 56 signatories of …

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What Are Truck Wages

A truck driver or a trucker provides vital services to urban societies by transporting goods or raw materials via land. Most of the time, they are employed by manufacturing plants, retailers, and distribution centers. But did you know, that some company owners pay their drivers with truck wages? Truck wages are wages in the form …

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Does Starbucks Have a Slave Labor Problem?

Starbucks is one of the world’s most successful international companies. Its success stems from the fact that it provided an experience that changed how much of the world thought about coffee shops and how many of us drink coffee outside of our homes. While the front end of the spectrum shows us how great the …

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How Did Thomas Garrett Help Harriet Tubman?

Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. She was born into slavery but escaped and went on a mission to rescue several enslaved people, including her own family and friends, through a small network of anti-slavery activists. But did you know about Thomas Garrett and his involvement in Tubmans’ missions? Thomas Garret was …

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What Passage Was Deleted From the Declaration of Independence?

Who would’ve thought that removing a single passage from the Declaration of Independence could have changed the evolution of historical events? Let’s find out more. In Thomas Jefferson’s draft, the Declaration of Independence contained an entire passage that condemned slavery. He cited slavery as one of the many evils imposed upon the colonized nations by …

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Harriet Tubman suffered a violent head injury as a child causing her to frequently slip into into sleep like states. These would produce vivid dreamlike hallucinations that Tubman interpreted as messages from god, to devote her life to freeing southern slaves through the Underground Railroad.

The Brain Injury That Helped End Slavery An American icon of freedom and resilience, Harriet Tubman’s portrait is slated to grace the $20 bill beginning in 2030. It’s an auspicious achievement for a hero of civil rights who escaped from slavery, led hundreds of others to do the same, all while balancing a challenging array …

Harriet Tubman suffered a violent head injury as a child causing her to frequently slip into into sleep like states. These would produce vivid dreamlike hallucinations that Tubman interpreted as messages from god, to devote her life to freeing southern slaves through the Underground Railroad. Read More »

One of the reasons tipping spread in the U.S. was because restaurant owners refused to pay black Americans after the 15th amendment.

‘It’s the Legacy of Slavery’: Here’s the Troubling History Behind Tipping Practices in the U.S. These days, the expectation at U.S. restaurants that diners will tip their servers is a key part of the culinary economy: tips subsidize a server or bartender’s salary at the vast majority of the nearly 650,000 restaurants in the country. …

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Only 388k slaves out of a total 12.5 million that crossed the Atlantic were sold in the US. The rest (10.7 million) went to Mexico and South America.

How Many Slaves Landed in the U.S.? Perhaps you, like me, were raised essentially to think of the slave experience primarily in terms of our black ancestors here in the United States. In other words, slavery was primarily about us, right, from Crispus Attucks and Phillis Wheatley, Benjamin Banneker and Richard Allen, all the way …

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In 2015, Prince voiced his dislike of record labels saying “Record contracts are just like — I’m gonna say the word – slavery.” He concluded “I would tell any young artist … don’t sign.” At the time he advocated seeing artists paid directly from streaming services, cutting out middlemen.

“Record contracts are just like — I’m gonna say the word – slavery,” Prince told a group of 10 journalists Saturday night, during a meet and greet at his Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis. His pitch to the group was simple: Typical record company contracts turn artists into indentured servants with little control over how …

In 2015, Prince voiced his dislike of record labels saying “Record contracts are just like — I’m gonna say the word – slavery.” He concluded “I would tell any young artist … don’t sign.” At the time he advocated seeing artists paid directly from streaming services, cutting out middlemen. Read More »