Edward E. Baptist

Baptist on What Whites Refuse to Believe About Slavery | The Guardian

“In 1845, Frederick Douglass, a fugitive from slavery, joined dozens of white passengers on the British ship Cambria in New York harbor. Somewhere out on the Atlantic, the other passengers discovered that the African American activist in their midst had just published a sensational autobiography. They convinced the captain to host a sort of salon, … Continue reading

DIGITAL: Banjology
David Garner / Laurent DuBois / Mary Caton Lingold

DIGITAL: Banjology

From the website: This website is a work-in-progress by Laurent Dubois, David Garner, and Mary Caton Lingold of Duke University. Our goal is to showcase our research on the history of the banjo in the Afro-Atlantic world, including historical documents, visual materials, material objects, and musical transcription and analysis. We focus particularly on Haiti and … Continue reading

Penn Gazette Feature On Salamishah Tillet: Scholar, Teacher, Activist
Salamisha Tillet

Penn Gazette Feature On Salamishah Tillet: Scholar, Teacher, Activist

  “As an undergraduate at Penn in the 1990s, Salamishah Tillet C’96 experienced some of the best and very worst that a young person’s college years can offer. It was here that she made lasting friendships and found the inspiring classes and mentors that sparked her ambition to become a scholar and teacher herself. And … Continue reading

BOOK: Stevenson on Slave Family & Community in the U.S. South
Brenda Stevenson / Herbert Gutman

BOOK: Stevenson on Slave Family & Community in the U.S. South

African Diaspora, Ph.D. is revisiting scholarship that has shaped the study of people of African descent across time and place. Brenda E. Stevenson. Life in Black and White : Family and Community in the Slave South: Family and Community in the Slave South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. From Oxford University Press: Continue reading

EDITED: Hull, Scott & Smith’s <i>Some of Us Are Brave</i> (1982)
Alice Walker / Barbara Smith / Beverly Smith / Constance M. Carroll / Dora Wilson / Elizabeth Higginbotham / Ellen Pence / Erlene Stetson / Freada Klein / Gloria T. Hull / Jacquelyn Grant / Jean Fagan Yellin / Jeanne-Marie A. Miller / Joan R. Sherman / Lorraine Bethel / Martha H. Brown / Mary Frances Berry / Mary Helen Washington / Michele Russell / Michele Wallace / Ora Williams / Patricia Bell Scott / Ramona Matthewson / Rita B. Dandrige / The Combahee River Collective / Thelma Williams / Tia Cross

EDITED: Hull, Scott & Smith’s Some of Us Are Brave (1982)

African Diaspora, Ph.D. is revisiting scholarship that has shaped the study of people of African descent across time and place.  In 1982, Hull, Scott, and Smith published a compilation of scholarship on the history, condition, and politics of black women in the United States. The works collected in Some of Us Are Brave spoke back … Continue reading

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RESOURCE: Slave and Free People of Color Baptismal Records in the Archives – Archdiocese of New Orleans

Slave and Free People of Color Baptismal Records in the Archives – Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of the Archives The acts in these registers were recorded in Spanish. The Spanish phonetic spelling of a surname often varied significantly from the French spelling. In addition, first names were Hispanicized: Etienne became Estevan; Jacques became Santiago; … Continue reading