BLOGROLL: Roberts on Preservation and Social Justice| National Trust for Historic Preservation

Andrea Roberts, founder of the Texas Freedom Colonies Project and a scholar of heritage conservation and urban planning discusses historic preservation and social justice:

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BLOGROLL: Sandra Greene and the Curious History of Slavery in Africa | Cornell Research

Cornell University feature on the work of scholar Sandra Greene:

“Sandra Greene writes about the history of slavery in West Africa, where warring political communities in previous centuries enslaved their enemies….”
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DIGITAL: The Caribbean Memory Project

“The Caribbean Memory Project (CMP) is the Caribbean’s first crowd-sourced cultural heritage research platform. It is designed to activate and engage the memory of cultural heritage among a mixed audience and to aid in counteracting the effects of erasure and forgetting occurring in a growing number of contemporary Caribbean communities. The CMP is motivated by enduring questions of citizenship and its related responsibilities—to a family, a community, a country—which are central to the conceptualization and sustainable enactment of Caribbean identity.  The CMP’s foundational questions include:”

Continue reading Unites the Founding Fathers’ Descendants in One Room | Inverse

This 4th of July in the United States, watch’s new ad for the Declaration of Independence and read this article by Emily Gaudette about Ancestry and independence’s complicated complications:

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