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16 Sep, 2023 06:49

Presidential slaveholders


US history classes teach about the horrible institution of slavery, but how much does the average American know about the family history of their politicians, especially when it comes to slavery? Recent studies revealed that many US politicians, including a number of presidents, have ancestors who were slaveholders. On this episode of Direct Impact, host Rick Sanchez sits down with writer and historian Calvin Dark to delve into this little known history.