Johnson: “Yet Lives and Fights”: Riots, Resistance, and Reconstruction | @AAIHS

In response to the recent election, #ADPhD is sharing reflections, short takes, and responses from scholars of slavery. To submit yours, click here. On November 12, 2016, in light of the recent election, Jessica Marie Johnson published this essay on the African American Intellectual History Society blog: "....The Mechanics’ Institute (or Mechanics Hall) Massacre, considered … Continue reading Johnson: “Yet Lives and Fights”: Riots, Resistance, and Reconstruction | @AAIHS

Johnson on Slavery, Sources, and Bills of Sale 

Jessica Marie Johnson is on a recent episode of the podcast Historically Black: In this week's episode we track down a bill of sale. Hosted by Issa Rae & insight from Jessica Marie Johnson. Link to listen to the episode here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/10/03/a-hunt-for-his-slave-ancestors-original-bill-of-sale-unearthed-a-surprising-history/

2016-17 Howard University Slavery Seminar

Ana Lucia Araujo of Howard University has announced the program of the slavery seminar at Howard University. Via Ana Lucia Araujo on Facebook:   #‎slaveryarchive‬ Before going on vacation, let me announce the program of the Seminar "Slavery, Memory, and African Diasporas" of the Department of History at Howard University, which I convene since 2012. … Continue reading 2016-17 Howard University Slavery Seminar

Johnson on Sex, Blood, and Belonging in the Early Republic | @AAIHS 

Jessica Marie Johnson writes: "The following remarks were delivered in June 2016 at the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting. The roundtable, “Blood, Belonging, Citizenship, and Legal Personhood in the Early Republic: A Roundtable,” brought together “four scholars whose current projects grapple with how the oppressed and disenfranchised elaborated their place in … Continue reading Johnson on Sex, Blood, and Belonging in the Early Republic | @AAIHS 

Johnson on Black Death and the Gallows in 18th Century Jamaica

“One evening, on a road in Jamaica, a soldier belonging to the “Mulatto Company” made his evening rounds. He came upon a black man in the woods. The soldier called for his attention. Receiving no answer, he killed him…” Jessica Marie Johnson's October post for the African American Intellectual Society Blog is on black death … Continue reading Johnson on Black Death and the Gallows in 18th Century Jamaica

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 … Continue reading Johnson on Time, Space, and Memory at Whitney Plantation (Louisiana)