slavery

Happy Juneteenth!

June 20, 2007 - As many know, today is Juneteenth, marking the day in 1865 that African-American slaves in Galveston, Texas were informed that they were free -- over two years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth.org provides more background:

Stopping Modern-Day Slavery

June 6, 2005 - Yesterday, media flocked to a story that, as the Associated Press reports, "Federal agents raided a migrant farm labor camp where homeless men and women were kept in what labor officials called a version of modern-day slavery."

Dred Scott Rolls in His Grave

May 5, 2005 - In his column in the Times today, David Brooks (as usual) lays spurious claim to a "middle ground" (what he calls "Lincoln's land") between passionate, crusading evangelicals and the "bland relativism of the militant secularists" (whatever that is).