slavery http://kalw.org en Museum presents the first-person accounts of slaves http://kalw.org/post/museum-presents-first-person-accounts-slaves <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the week of </span>Juneteenth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – the holiday commemorating the day all black slaves in America were officially freed. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers captured Galveston, Texas. They brought news that the war had ended to slaves in Galveston who had not heard.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:46:27 +0000 Hana Baba 21781 at http://kalw.org Museum presents the first-person accounts of slaves Today on Your Call: What is the power of reconciliation? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-power-reconciliation <p></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:09:48 +0000 Ali Budner 21811 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What is the power of reconciliation? Today on Your Call: What is the power of conveying history through film? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-power-conveying-history-through-film <P></P> <P> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 21486 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What is the power of conveying history through film? Reviving America's first slave autobiography http://kalw.org/post/reviving-americas-first-slave-autobiography <p></p><p>Genealogy is becoming an easier field to navigate these days, with websites and organizations encouraging people to discover their family heritage.</p><p>That’s what Oakland’s Regina Mason did, but on her own. In the upcoming film <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/342394894/ginas-journey-the-search-for-william-grimes"><em>Gina’s Journey</em></a>, Mason chronicles her adventure in searching for her family history. Being an African American, that meant she would surely encounter slavery, which she did.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:43:32 +0000 Hana Baba 15860 at http://kalw.org Reviving America's first slave autobiography Investigation exposes human trafficking in the Bay Area http://kalw.org/post/investigation-exposes-human-trafficking-bay-area <p><em>Slavery doesn&rsquo;t often make the headlines, but the practice is alive and well in the 21st century. According to an investigation in the </em><a href="http://sfpublicpress.org/trafficking">San Francisco Public Press</a><em>, there are more people enslaved today than at any other time in history. The U.S. State Department says that estimates of those enslaved through human trafficking ranges from 4 million to 27 million people.</em></p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 23:22:43 +0000 Holly Kernan 7498 at http://kalw.org Investigation exposes human trafficking in the Bay Area