SOURCE/TEACHING: Purchased Lives Annotated Resource Set | The Historic New Orleans Collection

via the Historic New Orleans Collection:

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DIGITAL: The David Walker Memorial Project

Community Change, Inc. runs a digital project on David Walker and David Walker’s Appeal:

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Support Palabras for PR #PuertoRico

Jessica Marie Johnson writes:

I am helping to host an online fundraiser via YouCaring for Festival de la Palabra, located in Loíza, Puerto Rico. Please help us reach our $5,000 goal:


The mission of Festival de la Palabra is to internationalize Puerto Rican literature through the promotion of reading and creative writing in Puerto Rico and the creation of meeting spaces between writers and readers at school, national and international levels. Since Hurricane Maria, organizers and volunteers from Festival de la Palabra (FDLP) have been engaged in relief activities supporting some of the most isolated communities and youth through the arts. FDLP’s projects are based in Loíza, Puerto Rico, a historically Afrxdescendiente area of the island.

In case you missed that part — These funds are going to support Black Diasporic Puerto Ricans. Yes, of course, this is the part of the island that is receiving the least amount of attention, the least amount of aid, and has the greatest need.

Festival de la Palabra Founder, Mayra Santos-Febres

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NEWS: Mustakeem Wins Wesley-Logan Book Prize

Sowande’ M. Mustakeem has been awarded the Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history from the American Historical Association for Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2016)

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NEWS: Haley Wins Kelly Memorial Book Prize

Sarah Haley has been awarded the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for women’s history and/or feminist theory from the American Historical Association for No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2016).

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