The beginning: Slavery in the United States Slavery in the United States has always been a contentious topic. While there is a general consensus about the general details of slavery there is a lack of consensus on the real nature of slavery.
The history of slavery originally was the history of the government's laws and policies toward slavery, and the political debates about it. Black history was promoted very largely at black colleges. The situation changed dramatically with the coming of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s.