That June 19 in 1865, the day we now celebrate as a nation, was the day that Black Texans officially received some of the stalest news in American history.
The Times reveals how Haiti became the poorest country in the Americas.
A firebrand Haitian president tried to hold France to account for its years of exploitation. He soon found himself ousted from power.
How did the modern world’s most successful slave revolt give birth to a desperately poor nation? Here is a summary of what a team of New York Times correspondents found out.
Curators at major museums are increasingly grappling with a thorny topic: restitution.
The university is committing $100 million, joining other universities that are grappling with their complicity in the institution of slavery.
Francis met for the first time with groups of survivors of Canada’s abusive Indigenous schools who are seeking his apology over the church’s role in running the schools.
Some American descendants of enslaved people and others whose ancestors profited are using online portals to collaborate and reckon with their shared family pasts.
A court-approved settlement will compensate Indigenous people for the decades that many have lived with dirty water, and will also fund the clean up.
The measure was one of several measures announced by French bishops, one month after a landmark report on sexual abuse by clergy members in France.
An investigation of the airstrike, which mistakenly killed 10 civilians, including seven children, did not recommend any disciplinary action.
Belgium has apologized for the kidnapping and deportation of thousands of mixed-race children under its colonial rule. Survivors say that reparations should be the next step.
Many of those now eligible for reparations are Russian Jews who survived the Nazi siege of Leningrad. They will receive annual pensions of about $5,200, or 4,500 euros.
While legislation in Washington remains stalled, state and local governments are breathing new life into the reparations movement.
Stacie Marshall, who inherited a Georgia farm, is trying on a small scale to address a generations-old wrong that still bedevils the nation.
Using maps, newspaper clippings, testimonies and more, a team of graphics editors created an interactive 3-D portrait of the community that was burned down in 1921.
A centennial commission that raised $30 million for a history exhibit center said the government should be responsible for repaying survivors and their descendants.
In 1921, a white mob attacked the Greenwood district of Tulsa, killing hundreds of Black people and destroying the neighborhood. Justice has never been served. Can it still be today?
The decision contradicted an earlier court ruling in South Korea that said the Japanese government must compensate so-called comfort women.
Nearly a century ago, the city of Manhattan Beach shuttered a resort that belonged to Willa and Charles Bruce. Though the county is trying to give the land back, the city has declined to apologize.
The legislation, which would create a panel to consider reparations for slavery, is being considered as President Biden works to address racial inequity.
A new racial justice commission will make policy recommendations that could include baby bonds, a jobs guarantee or reparations for Black residents.
Officials in Evanston, Ill., were weighing how to distribute $10 million in reparations to those who suffered housing discrimination.
The move by Jesuit priests is the largest such effort by the Roman Catholic Church and comes amid growing calls for reparations across the United States.
A public dispute over thousands of artworks and artifacts could hinge on whether a crown prince supported the Nazis during their rise to power.
Advice from therapists, religious leaders and people who suffered terrible wrongs on ways to find repentance and resolution.
What will writers do when the outrage is over? Will they go back to writing about flowers and moons?
The National Trust said a third of the properties it manages had direct links to colonialism or slavery. Some have a “hugely uncomfortable” history, it said.
The Black Lives Matter movement has revived a simmering debate about the legacy of colonialism, potentially inspiring change in other Caribbean countries.
What is the next step as America confronts its racism? A broadcast spectacle, our critic writes, that could look like court, a telethon, therapy, an Oprah show — and more.
This is what real “decolonization” should look like.
The measure passed by the City Council of Asheville, N.C., would provide funding to promote homeownership and business opportunities, but stopped short of stipulating direct payments.
Two prominent firms, Lloyd’s of London and Greene King, have acknowledged their ties to the slave trade and pledged to make amends.
It’s time to tackle racial disparities.
The Virgin Islands attorney general said Mr. Epstein’s estate had agreed to what she considered sufficient protections for victims’ rights.
A parent wonders what happens if schools don’t reopen in the fall. Also: A 9/11-type compensation fund for medical workers; Christian health care sharing ministries.