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:”

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Ancestry.com Unites the Founding Fathers’ Descendants in One Room | Inverse

This 4th of July in the United States, watch Ancestry.com’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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