Kelley on @NMAACH – “You can’t tell U.S. history without black history”

Blair L. M. Kelley writes: "In the same spirit, the museum works because its artifacts aren’t merely displayed to narrate a tidy through-line of black history’s greatest hits, from Crispus Attucks to Harriet Tubman to Frederick Douglass to Michelle Obama. Rather, its spaces remind us that from before the nation’s beginnings, African Americans have experienced … Continue reading Kelley on @NMAACH – “You can’t tell U.S. history without black history”

Kelley: Michael Brown Was One of “We the People,” Too

  Six months after the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, it is worth revisiting scholars' reflections on what his death, extrajudicial killings of people of African descent, and histories of slavery and diaspora have in common. Last August, Blair L. M. Kelley reminded us of another infamous Missouri court case--Dred Scott v. Sanford … Continue reading Kelley: Michael Brown Was One of “We the People,” Too

AUDIO: Kelley on Michael Brown And Dred Scott | Here & Now

 via Here & Now:There have been violent protests against the police in Ferguson, Missouri, for more than a week, since police shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown.An African-American professor watching the situation sees a link between what’s happening in Missouri today and what happened in the state in the 1800s when … Continue reading AUDIO: Kelley on Michael Brown And Dred Scott | Here & Now