Slavery

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Parents Protest Slavery Math Lesson

Gwinnett, Co. (WAOK/AJC)-WAOK Talk show host and community activist Derrick Boazman led a group of parents in a protest outside of the Beaver Ridge Elementary school Tuesday after a lesson on Frederick Douglass prompted third-grade teachers […]

WAOK-AM–01/10/2012

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Gwinnett County Parents Outraged At Slavery Lesson!!

Today on Powertalk with Lorraine Jacques-White, we spoke with Chris Braxton a parent of  one of the students at Beaver Ridge Elementary School.  They gave us the inside knowledge on what really happened in the […]

WAOK-AM–01/10/2012

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Too Much Truth Recap: Third Grade Math Assignment Uses Slavery Analogy

Nine third-grade math teachers in Gwinnett County, have caused an uproar by giving their students assignments using examples involving slavery and the beating of Fredrick Douglass as analogies for solving math problems, according to multiple […]

WAOK-AM–01/09/2012

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Georgia School Math Assignment References Slavery, Beatings

Figuring out how many oranges were picked by slaves and how many beatings per day Frederick Douglass received was allowed to help teach elementary schoolchildren their multiplication and division tables at one school.

01/09/2012

Nigerian Woman Charged with Modern Day Slavery

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Authorities accuse a 41-year-old Nigerian woman of forcing young women into slavery at her home in Suwanee with the promise of putting them through school.  Instead of fulfilling her promise, Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Coppedge […]

WAOK-AM–06/13/2011

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Man Sentenced For Sex Trafficking Teens In Atlanta

Amador Cortes-Meza will be spending time behind bars.   Cortes-Meza was sentenced to 40 years in prison, after he was caught trafficking young women into Atlanta as sex slaves. The girls, some as young as fourteen, were […]

WAOK-AM–03/25/2011

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A “Lesson” in Learning About Slavery

A lesson in history has brought about a touchy subject. In Gahanna, Ohio a teacher decided to have black students play the role of slaves in a dramatization about slavery. Aneka Burton, the mother of a […]

WAOK-AM–03/08/2011

Agricultural Commissioner Says "Paintings Must Come Down"

  Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black says that before he takes office some decorations must be changed.

12/28/2010

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