Opinion | Documenting ‘Slavery by Another Name’ in Texas


An African-American burial ground recently unearthed in Texas reveals details about an ugly chapter in the history of the American South.

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A drawing of one of the burials discovered at the site of the James Reese Career and Technical Center in Sugar Land, Tex.CreditMarie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle, via Associated Press

Americans who grew up with the fiction that slavery was confined to the South — and that the North had always been “free” — learned differently in 1991, when construction workers stumbled upon the skeletal remains of more than 400 Africans at a site in New York City that has since been designated the African…

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