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DIGITAL: The Abolitionists Map of America

via Amistad Research Center:

Explore the story of the abolitionist movement in America through our interactive map. Dozens of museums, institutions and PBS stations have partnered with American Experience to bring you archival images, documents and videos related to abolitionism.

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Letter from "A friend to the oppressed," January 1841, Amistad Research Center

DIGITAL: Slavery and the U.S. Supreme Court: The Amistad Case | Amistad Research Center

The Amistad Research Center recently unveiled four new digital collections in the Tulane University Digital Library/Louisiana Digital Library, including one on the Amistad case:

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Sex and Slavery: An Incomplete Reading List

Originally posted on Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog:
Did an exercise today. Let’s do an exercise (she says to herself): What are favorite reads in sexuality and slavery studies? — Jessica M. Johnson (@jmjafrx) July 1, 2015 Then I Storify’d it:   Click the image above to go to the Storify or browse/search the uber simplistic fairly messy html version I exported after the jump (Storify… Continue reading Sex and Slavery: An Incomplete Reading List

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Meier: W. E. B. Du Bois’s Modernist Data Visualizations of Black Life

Originally posted on Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog:
Allison Meier for Hyperallergic writes: “For the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, African American activist and sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois led the creation of over 60 charts, graphs, and maps that visualized data on the state of black life. The hand-drawn illustrations were part of an “Exhibit of American Negroes,” which Du Bois, in collaboration with Thomas J. Calloway and Booker T.… Continue reading Meier: W. E. B. Du Bois’s Modernist Data Visualizations of Black Life