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This weekend, Charleston hosts a two-day observance of the life and work of Robert Smalls, a slave who commandeered a Confederate steam transport, making his way up the Cooper River and surrendering to Union forces. He won freedom for him and his family, then commanded the ship through 17 engagements. There’s more to the story; read it here. (Illustration by John Phillips)

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The slave trade once made Nantes, France, rich, but the city covered up its dark history for decades. Now Nantes has opened a memorial to the victims, two centuries after the slave trade was officially abolished.

(via Photo Gallery: Nantes’ Dark History - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International)