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Obama related to America's first slave has determined that President Obama is the 11th great-grandson of John Punch, the first documented slave in American history. The nation's first African-American president may be descended from America's first documented slave.


Husband allegedly enslaved wife in chains for 10 years


A West Virginia man was arrested Thursday for allegedly making his wife his slave, abusing her and holding her hostage for almost a decade.


Publisher Tinkers With Twain

Publisher Tinkers With Twain

A new edition of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is missing something. Throughout the book — 219 times in all — the word “nigger” is replaced by “slave,” a substitution that was made by NewSouth Books, a publisher based in Alabama, which plans to release the edition in February.


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