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

Johnson on Time, Space, and Memory at Whitney Plantation (Louisiana)
Jessica Marie Johnson

Johnson on Time, Space, and Memory at Whitney Plantation (Louisiana)

If your summer travels take you to Louisiana, be sure to visit Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana (about forty miles from New Orleans). See below for #ADPhD Founder and Curator Jessica Marie Johnson’s reflection on her visit last February…. Johnson on Time, Space, and Memory at Whitney Plantation “Each statue represents a person. Most represent … Continue reading

BLOG: Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina (2010)
Angelina Ray Johnston / Robinson Wise

BLOG: Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina (2010)

  Johnston, Angelina Ray, and Wise, Robinson. “Commemorating Faithful Slaves, Mammies, and Black Confederates.” Blog. Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina, March 19, 2010. http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/features/essays/ray_wise/. “…Anxious to refute any suggestion that slavery had required the dehumanization of African Americans, white Southerners recalled their enslaved caretakers as willing “servants” who had been content, even grateful, for their … Continue reading

EDITED: Horton and Horton on Slavery and American Memory
Bruce Levine / David Blight / Dwight T. Picaithley / Edward T. Linenthal / Gary B. Nash / Ira Berlin / James Oliver Horton / Joanne Pope Melish / John Michael Vlach / Lois E. Horton / Marie Tyler-McGraw

EDITED: Horton and Horton on Slavery and American Memory

James Oliver Horton and Lois E Horton. Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. via UNC Press: Continue reading

EDITED: Araujo on the Politics of Remembering Slavery
Alice Bellagamba / Ana Lucia Araujo / Francine Saillant / Geoffrey Cubitt / Kathleen Hulser / Kimberly Cleveland / Margot Minardi / Mathieu Claveyrolas / Nelly Schmidt / Pedro Simonard / Quito Swan / Regina Faden / Renaud Hourcade / Renée Ater / Richard Benjamin

EDITED: Araujo on the Politics of Remembering Slavery

Ana Lucia Araujo, ed. Politics of Memory: Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space. Routledge, 2012. via Routledge: The public memory of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, which some years ago could be observed especially in North America, has slowly emerged into a transnational phenomenon now encompassing Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and even … Continue reading

FORUM on the International Underground Railroad Memorial
Adam Arenson / Karolyn Smardz Frost / Linda K. Kerber / Nora Faires

FORUM on the International Underground Railroad Memorial

The January 2013 issue of the Journal of American Ethnic History hosts a forum on the International Underground Railroad Memorial: Faires, Nora. “Across the Border to Freedom: The International Underground Railroad Memorial and the Meanings of Migration.” Journal of American Ethnic History 32, no. 2 (January 1, 2013): 38–67. Kerber, Linda K. “Crossing Borders.” Journal … Continue reading