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Commissioner says slaves were really just ‘workers’ (access required)

Few people outside Alamance County knew the name Tim Sutton before last week. But Sutton, a county commissioner, has gained national notoriety for asserting during a public meeting that slaves were “workers.” The Times-News in Burlington first reported Sutton’s provocative comments and the national media pounced. So far, stories about Sutton have appeared in The Associated ...

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