South Africa Photographer Sam Nzima Honored for Soweto Photo by President Zuma

By: Donna Bryson, Associated Press PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA (AP).-A South African photographer is being honored for helping expose apartheid's brutality to the world with a picture that ended his career. On Wednesday, celebrated as Freedom Day in South Africa because it is the anniversary of the country's first all-race elections, President Jacob Zuma will bestow … Continue reading South Africa Photographer Sam Nzima Honored for Soweto Photo by President Zuma

Researchers Say Slaves Hid African Charms on Colonial Greenhouse in Maryland

"The greenhouse on the Maryland plantation where famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass spent part of his childhood was not as uniquely European as once thought: Its furnace was built by slaves, who hid distinctly African touches within it to ward off bad spirits, researchers said. "A stone pestle to control spirits was concealed in brick ductwork … Continue reading Researchers Say Slaves Hid African Charms on Colonial Greenhouse in Maryland