Sundown #ADPhD / Sunrise #ADPhDProjects

All things come to an end / transition into new generations. African Diaspora, Ph.D. has been running since 2008. Now it is time to transition to new spaces and places. We are sundowning African Diaspora, Ph.D. as an active WordPress blog. The blog itself ( will continue to live here on the web as an … Continue reading Sundown #ADPhD / Sunrise #ADPhDProjects

#ADPhDProjects: electric.maroonage

Reposted from Diaspora Hypertext: Come celebrate the opening of electric.marronage's Spring 2020 Taller, a dual university collaboration, digital installation, workshop, speaker series, and more. "IT ALL STARTED WHEN: A GROUP OF BLACK, BROWN, QUEER, WRITERS, ARTISTS DECIDED TO PLOT POINTS ACROSS THEIR ESCAPE MATRIX. INSPIRED BY THE PETIT MARRONAGE OF OUR ANCESTORS WE STEAL AWAY … Continue reading #ADPhDProjects: electric.maroonage

PODCAST: Sugar and Slavery on the Dig

Bittersweet: Sugar, Slavery, Empire and Consumerism in the Atlantic World – DIG #slaveryarchive----"What happens when you build an empire on sugar? Since the 18th century, sugar has been one of the most demanded commodities in the West. By the 1700s, technological advancements and production made sugar accessible to even some of the poorest Americans … Continue reading PODCAST: Sugar and Slavery on the Dig

BLOGROLL: Brown on Slave Revolt in Jamaica

"Apongo had been a military leader in West Africa during a period of imperial expansion and intensive warfare there. During this time, he had even been a notable guest of John Cope, a chief agent of Cape Coast Castle, Britain’s principal fort on the Gold Coast. Captured and sold at some point in the 1740s, … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Brown on Slave Revolt in Jamaica

ARTICLE: Zellars on Schooling

"An advertisement for a “Negro man and boy” and “a variety of other articles too tedious to mention” for disposal” inspired this author to examine the “truly impossible, futile position for most black parents” in eighteenth and nineteenth century Canada. This article first examines how slaves were sold in a similar manner on both sides … Continue reading ARTICLE: Zellars on Schooling

BLOGROLL: Turner on 1619 at @AAIHS

"War captives, they called us: judicial enslavement, justly captured, fairly traded. There were those of us who spoke Kimbundu and Umbundu languages, others Kikongo. There were those of us who were from the province of Nsundi, to the east and others of us from the South, just across the Kwanza River.  But to the Imbangala mercenaries … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Turner on 1619 at @AAIHS

BLOGROLL: Bailey on the #1619Project

"Recently, I have been concerned at the pushback by a few historians of note. First, I should say, as a disclaimer, that my article on The Weeping time slave auction appears at the end of the issue, but my body of work and commitment to public history is such that I would be a supporter … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Bailey on the #1619Project

The #ADPhDReads 2020 Reading Adventure

"The Sibyl Agrippina is a circa 1630s oil painting of a Black woman in the guise of the Sibyl Agrippina (also known as Sibyl AEgyptia). The painting is one of a series of Sybils by Jan van den Hoecke, only recently being re-attributed after being known as an early portrait of an African woman by … Continue reading The #ADPhDReads 2020 Reading Adventure

DIGITAL/NEWS: Ethnic Studies Rise! #LorgiaFest

"Welcome. “Ethnic Studies Rise” is a public humanities effort to honor the extraordinary contributions of scholar Dr. Lorgia García Peña."We will accomplish this in two ways: First, through a Roundtable, which will provide resources and entry points to consider the importance of Ethnic Studies to contemporary thought worldwide. Second, via the LorgiaFest, we will share, re-center, and … Continue reading DIGITAL/NEWS: Ethnic Studies Rise! #LorgiaFest

NEWS: Year of Return

"In 1999, former president of Benin, Mathieu Kireka, fell to his knees, begging the African diaspora for forgiveness for his country’s role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, a trade that affected the lives of millions of Africans. A decade later, 2019 was named the Year of Return, by the West African country of Ghana, marking the 400th … Continue reading NEWS: Year of Return