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The head of the Heritage Foundation ridiculed big government policies in the U.S. and reiterated that “the little guy” representing the American people should take the power back from “the bigs” controlling the country’s government, health care and corporations.(Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

DeMint: Big Government Did Not Free The Slaves

The head of the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint, ridiculed big government policies in the U.S. and reiterated that “the little guy” representing the American people should take the power back from “the bigs” controlling the country’s government, health care and corporations.

04/10/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton listens as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the National Action Network's annual King Day Breakfast, at The Mayflower Hotel, on Jan. 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sharpton: ‘We Had Full Employment In The Black Community During Slavery’

Al Sharpton said that the last time African-Americans were fully employed was during slavery.

02/19/2014

Dr. Ben Carson, Professor and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at John Hopkins University after accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Jackie Robinson Foundation annual Awards Dinner on March 16, 2009 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

Dr. Ben Carson slammed President Barack Obama’s signature health care during his speech at the Value Voter’s Summit Friday.

10/11/2013

Skeleton being digged up at an archaeological dig (Photo credit: MAHMOUD ZAYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Md. Dig Seeks Proof of 1st Free Black Community

Archaeology students have been sifting through a little patch of ground on Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer, seeking evidence that it was home to the nation’s first free African-American community.

07/28/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama says hello to 6th graders from Fairfax, Viginia's Willow Springs Elementary School during a surprise visit to the Decatur House in Washington, DC, May 22, 2013. The Decatur House is a National Trust for Historic Preservation Site which received a $ 1 million grant from American Express to preserve the Slave Quarters structure and fund educational programming.     AFP PHOTO/JIM  WATSON        (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Lauds Effort to Preserve DC Slave House

Michelle Obama says stories of toil and sweat by slaves once housed at a historic home within sight of the White House are an important part of U.S. history that must be preserved for future generations.

05/22/2013

Ken Cuccinelli. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuccinelli Likens Fight to Ban Abortions to Outlawing Slavery

Virginia Democrats pushed two deeply emotional hot buttons Tuesday in the state’s gubernatorial race, slamming Republican Ken Cuccinelli for equating the nation’s bloody reckoning over slavery with today’s anti-abortion movement.

03/20/2013

File photo of a wooden box. (credit: Chris Stein/GettyImages)

Slave Who Mailed Himself To Freedom Honored In Virginia

A historical marker making its debut in Mineral recognizes the remarkable story of Henry “Box” Brown.

05/19/2012

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D.C. Prepares To Celebrate 150 Years Without Slavery

Officials are announcing a series of events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act.

03/29/2012