Bree Newsome  Speaks Out After Her Act of Civil Disobedience
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Bree Newsome Speaks Out After Her Act of Civil Disobedience

At dawn on June 27, 2015, Bree Newsome (with support from local activists) scaled the flag pole in front of South Carolina’s courthouse in Charleston, and took down the Confederate flag. She was immediately arrested and posted bail (thanks, in part, to crowdfunded support from Color of Change and Ferguson Action). In an exclusive statement … Continue reading

DIGITAL: French Revolution Digital Archive
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DIGITAL: French Revolution Digital Archive

Originally posted on Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog:
In digital francophonie noire: “The French Revolution Digital Archive emerged from the expressed need by scholars of the French Revolution to gain greater and more flexible access to their sources. The French Revolution itself produced scores of documents by participants, spectators, and critics. These materials include texts of…

DIGITAL: The Arabella Chapman Project
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DIGITAL: The Arabella Chapman Project

Originally posted on Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog:
A project out University of Michigan that digitized two 19th-century photo albums owned by an African-American woman named Arabella “Bella” Chapman recently went live: The Arabella Chapman Project brings together students and scholars of African American history and culture to explore the role of visual culture, especially photography,…

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DIGITAL: The Colored Conventions Project

Originally posted on Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog:
“Mary A. Shadd,” ColoredConventions.org, accessed February 24, 2015, http://coloredconventions.org/items/show/205. “From 1830 until well after the Civil War, free and fugitive Blacks came together in state and national political “Colored Conventions.” Before the war, they strategized about how to achieve educational, labor and legal justice at a moment when…

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CFP: José Antonio Aponte and His World (NYU)

CFP: José Antonio Aponte and His World: Writing, Painting, and Making Freedom in the African Diaspora Date: May 8-9, 2015 Location: New York University, King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South, Auditorium Over the past fifteen years, scholars have shown a renewed interest in the political and historical legacy of José Antonio Aponte (?-1812), a free … Continue reading

VIDEO: Intellectual History of Black Women: An International Conference
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VIDEO: Intellectual History of Black Women: An International Conference

Originally posted on Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog:
Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women: An International Conference April 28-30, 2011 Location: Columbia University’s Faculty House “This conference features emerging work on black women’s contributions to black thought, political mobilization, creative work and gender theory. Scholarly Panels, Roundtables, and Keynote delivered by Professor Elizabeth Alexander will…