slavery

Slavery's ghost haunts cotton gin factory's transformation

By JAY REEVES Associated Press PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A construction project in Alabama demonstrates the difficulty of telling complicated U.S. history in 2022. What was once the world's largest cotton gin factory is being renovated into apartments. Enslaved people…

Slavery is on the ballot for voters in 5 US states

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Voters in five states including Alabama are deciding whether to close loopholes that allowed convict labor as an exception to slavery. None will force immediate changes, though they could lead to…