In 1838 Georgetown University in Washington DC sold 272 slaves to stay afloat. Now its students are proposing to pay an extra $27.20 per semester for reparations.
One of the most famous books in literary history is 300 years old. Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" may no longer be required reading, but the story continues to inspire filmmakers to this very day.
A few Swahili sayings translate as "let bygones be bygones." Kenyan researcher Serah Kasembeli sees the past as a blueprint for the future though and chose to focus on slavery and the effects of colonialism.
Grenades, aircraft parts and military equipment created in one of Nazi Germany's largest steel and ironworks were the product of forced laborers. An installation by French artist Christian Boltanski remembers them.
The fanfare was projected to cost far more than the original estimate of up to $30 million, according to a report released this week. Trump's defense secretary has refused to comment on the latest figure.
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