Descendants Trace Histories Linked by Slavery

Some American descendants of enslaved people and others whose ancestors profited are using online portals to collaborate and reckon with their shared family pasts.

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In Remembering Tutu, South Africa Reckons With Lasting Challenges

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s death has reignited a public conversation about the state of the country’s reconciliation process and its democracy.

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Desmond Tutu Knew Justice Had to Include Forgiveness

Contemporary activists can benefit from Tutu’s ideas about restorative justice and strengthen their quest for fundamental fairness.

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The Time Archbishop Tutu Was Searched at the Airport

A former South Africa bureau chief for The Times recalls telling moments with the anti-apartheid religious leader.

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Here Are Some of the Many Tributes for Desmond Tutu, a Force for Harmony

From prominent South African lawmakers to religious figures, many on social media honored Archbishop Tutu as a patriot of peaceful principles who dedicated his life to combating injustice everywhere.

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‘A True South African Giant’: Tributes for Desmond Tutu, a Force for Harmony

From prominent South African lawmakers to religious figures, many on social media honored Archbishop Tutu as a patriot of peaceful principles who dedicated his life to combating injustice everywhere.

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Desmond Tutu, Whose Voice Helped Slay Apartheid, Dies at 90

The archbishop was a powerful force for nonviolence in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, earning him a Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

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Lawyers Enabled Trump’s Worst Abuses

The legal profession must reckon with its complicity in Trump’s attack on democracy.

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The Reconciliation Must Be Televised

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.

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