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Riveted: The History of Jeans – An American Experience Encore

American Experience’s Riveted: The History of Jeans reveals the fascinating and surprising story of this iconic American garment.

By Christina Zeiders

Becoming Frederick Douglass is a Story of Transformation

Frederick Douglass went on to become many things – abolitionist, autobiographer, essayist, diplomat, orator, political theorist, editor, publisher and social reformer.

By Christina Zeiders

A councilman in Reading wants the city to implement reparations for slavery

Several cities across the nation are exploring, and even implementing, municipal reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans. Reading may be the next to take on the effort.

By Anthony Orozco

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Slavery By Another Name

Explore the little-known story of the labor practices and laws that effectively created a new form of slavery in the South that persisted into

By Fred Vigeant/WITF

Updated: 2021-11-24 10:13:28

Formerly enslaved people made an impact at Dickinson College. The school is now honoring their names

After research into the college’s ties to slavery, a residence hall and a gate will be renamed.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

The legacies of Chief Justices Roger Taney and John Marshall and slavery

History remembers slavery is linked to the legacies of both Justices

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

Pennsylvania’s new Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, MD

Also on the program: House Divided Project explores the struggle for freedom in the US

By Scott LaMar/WITF

The Long Song on Masterpiece

Tamara Lawrance (King Charles III) stars as an indomitable house slave in Jamaica during the era of emancipation, with Hayley Atwell (The Avengers) as her demanding, capricious mistress, in The Long Song.

By Fred Vigeant/WITF