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  The Promise of Heaven The most important aspect of Christianity for the enslaved was the promise of heaven – a promise made by plantation owners. This idea preached the notion that for all the suffering that is done in the physical world, your soul will be preserved and you

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France’s President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe this summer. The opening of the ACTe memorial on the site of a former sugar refinery that processed the products of slave plantations “will allow Guadeloupe and the whole of the

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  Speaking at the inauguration of a memorial and cultural center in Guadeloupe devoted to the history of slavery, French President François Hollande evoked France’s “debt” toward its former slaveholding colony of Haiti but also appeared to reject the idea of monetary reparations. “When I go to Haiti, I will,

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  France’s President François Hollande hit out recently against Europe’s migrant crisis, comparing people smugglers in the Mediterranean to “slave drivers.” It was during a state visit to French Caribbean island Guadeloupe on Sunday that François Hollande added his voice to other European leaders, to say that the migrant crisis had

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The following editorial about St. Croix’s Alexander Hamilton appeared in the Chicago Tribune: ——— Political decisions often are about standing on the right side of history, which is why South Carolina is confronting its treatment of the Confederate battle flag. So here’s a related choice: Should America stand with a

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  Walter Francis White was a leading civil rights advocate of the first half of the twentieth century. As executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1931 to 1955, he was one of the major architects of the modern African American freedom struggle.White,

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