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 published at Blue Nation Review, Bree Newsome explained what she … Continue reading Bree Newsome Speaks Out After Her Act of Civil Disobedience

Rothman Remarks on Marguerite Thompson’s Petition for Freedom

Adam Rothman remarks on a freed woman of color’s petition for manumission, posted by the National Archives on June 30, 2015: “…One aspect of Marguerite Thompson’s petition that drew my attention is the fact that she submitted her petition to the Judge Charles Peabody’s U.S. Provisional Court (USPC). This court was established by the United States after Union forces seized New Orleans in 1862. Legal … Continue reading Rothman Remarks on Marguerite Thompson’s Petition for Freedom

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 all sorts – legal documents, pamphlet literature, belles lettres, musical… Continue reading DIGITAL: French Revolution Digital Archive

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, as a critical dimension of the everyday life and politics… Continue reading DIGITAL: The Arabella Chapman Project

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 Black rights were constricting nationally and locally. And after the… Continue reading DIGITAL: The Colored Conventions Project

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 one of the thirty odd men and women who experienced … Continue reading Johnson on Time, Space, and Memory at Whitney Plantation (Louisiana)

The #QSWG is Digital Archive No. 15 on Africa is a Country!

Originally posted on Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog:
Thanks Liz Timbs for the great write up: “Since I first started out selecting digital projects for this series, I have been struck by the wide range of forms and types of digital projects that have been and are being developed on Africa and the African Diaspora.  Although I could write on digital archives each week (and likely… Continue reading The #QSWG is Digital Archive No. 15 on Africa is a Country!