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Slavery Abolition

Slavery Abolition

Octavia Butler Wanted to Write a “Yes” Book

Parable of the Talents, Octavia Butler’s penultimate novel, follows a charismatic Black woman named Lauren Olamina as she struggles to defend her commune, escapes a prison camp, and builds a religion, intending to send her followers to outer space. Published in 1998, the novel takes place in the 2020s and…
bubmag
May 27, 2021
Slavery Abolition

GOP pushing bill to ban teaching history of slavery

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. As the GOP seeks to suppress classroom lessons about racism and slavery, parts of academia are aligning with their right-wing rhetoric. The University of North Carolina now drawing backlash after denying Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Nikole…
bubmag
May 22, 2021
Slavery Abolition

LaHood resigns Lincoln Museum job after loan fine disclosure

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Former Illinois congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has resigned as chairman of the board of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, officials announced Monday. The move comes days after federal prosecutors in California revealed LaHood paid a fine in 2019 for…
bubmag
April 6, 2021