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Article II, Section 26 of Colorado's Constitution has closely mirrored the U.S. Constitution's 13th Amendment, which states in part: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime ... shall exist in the United States ..." P. Solomon Banda/AP hide caption

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A square near Lisbon's port, where ships once unloaded slaves. Beatriz Gomes Dias and Djass, her anti-racism association, want to erect a memorial to colonial slaves at the site. Jake Cigainero for NPR hide caption

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Black Portuguese Plan A Memorial To Honor Enslaved Ancestors

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George Mwinnyaa on his visit to the slave castle at Cape Coast in his homeland of Ghana. The door leads to the cells where captives who were resistant were held prior to being sent over the ocean as slaves. Leslie Mwinnyaa hide caption

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A statue of Edward Colston towers over a square off Colston Avenue in Bristol, England. A small plaque calls Colston "one of the most virtuous and wise sons" of the city. Officials plan to install another plaque explaining his links to the Atlantic slave trade. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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An English City Grapples With The Slave-Trading Past Of Its Most Celebrated Figure

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Detainees stand in a hall at a detention center for migrants in Al Kararim, Libya. The North African country is a key transit spot and destination for migrants seeking employment or a path to Europe. Manu Brabo/AP hide caption

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Migrants Captured In Libya Say They End Up Sold As Slaves

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By 1495, Christopher Columbus was in trouble. The riches he had imagined finding in Asia were not materializing in the New World, and the costs of his voyages were mounting. Sending indigenous people back to Europe as slaves became his solution. Heritage Images/Getty Images hide caption

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An American Secret: The Untold Story Of Native American Enslavement

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens as President Trump speaks at the White House on Oct. 19. Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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The upstairs porch of Anne Blessing's home in Charleston, S.C., has been a stop on a popular historic home tour. For the first time, visitors will tour the kitchen where enslaved people once spent most of their lives toiling over hot fires. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Looking 'Beyond The Big House' And Into The Lives Of Slaves

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One of Twitty's projects is his "Southern Discomfort Tour" — a journey through the "forgotten little Africa" of the Old South. He picks cotton, chops wood, works in rice fields and cooks for audiences in plantation kitchens while dressed in slave clothing to recreate what his ancestors had to endure. Courtesy of Michael Twitty hide caption

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Protesters shout anti-Nazi chants after chasing alt-right blogger Jason Kessler from a news conference on Aug. 13 in Charlottesville. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Explaining, Again, The Nazis' True Evil

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Emily Meggett (left) and Isabell Meggett Lucas sit together at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in front of a slave cabin on display that they grew up in. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Woman Returns To Her Slave Cabin Childhood Home In The Smithsonian

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Michelle Taylor and other participants work to reconstruct slave cabins at Montpelier, the Virginia estate of former President James Madison. Courtesy of Michelle Taylor hide caption

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A Researcher Reconnects With Her Ancestors' Slave Past At Madison's Estate

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