Slavery http://nwpr.org en Finding Flight In 'The Invention Of Wings' http://nwpr.org/post/finding-flight-invention-wings I don't remember how old I was when I discovered some of the more harrowing chapters of human history — the Holocaust and American slavery — but I do remember convincing my young self that I would have been brave had I lived in those times. I would have hidden my Jewish friend Anne Frank; I would have been a station on the Underground Railroad. I would have stood up for humanity and against injustice.<p>Later, I was not quite as zealous or stalwart. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:32:00 +0000 editor 39949 at http://nwpr.org Finding Flight In 'The Invention Of Wings' In An Age Of Slavery, Two Women Fight For Their 'Wings' http://nwpr.org/post/age-slavery-two-women-fight-their-wings Sue Monk Kidd's new novel is a story told by two women whose lives are wrapped together — beginning, against their wills, when they're young girls. One is a slave; the other, her reluctant owner. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:53:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 39763 at http://nwpr.org In An Age Of Slavery, Two Women Fight For Their 'Wings' 'Coolie Woman' Rescues Indentured Women From Anonymity http://nwpr.org/post/coolie-woman-rescues-indentured-women-anonymity "Immigrant number 96153. That's how my great-grandmother was cataloged, that was the number on her immigration pass." says Gaiutra Bahadur, author of the new book <em>Coolie Woman</em>.<p>Bahadur set out to uncover her family's roots by following a paper trail of colonial archives and ship records that traced her great-grandmother's journey from a small village in India to the cane fields of Guyana.<p>Slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire in 1833. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:37:00 +0000 NPR Staff 37566 at http://nwpr.org How Slavery Shaped America's Oldest And Most Elite Colleges http://nwpr.org/post/how-slavery-shaped-americas-oldest-and-most-elite-colleges A few years ago, Brown University <a href="http://www.brown.edu/Research/Slavery_Justice/">commissioned a study </a>of its own historical connection to the Atlantic slave trade. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:45:00 +0000 editor 34653 at http://nwpr.org How Slavery Shaped America's Oldest And Most Elite Colleges A Family Tree That Includes Slaves — And Slave Owners http://nwpr.org/post/family-tree-includes-slaves-and-slave-owners <em>Part of our </em><em>summer reading series Island Reads, highlighting authors from the Caribbean</em><p>Andrea Stuart was curious about her family's history in Barbados. And through years of careful research, she found that her bloodline includes both slave owners and slaves. She has written about her own family, as well as a detailed history of slavery in the Caribbean, in her book <em>Sugar in the Blood</em>. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:15:00 +0000 editor 32672 at http://nwpr.org A Family Tree That Includes Slaves — And Slave Owners