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 14, 2016, news outlets reported that a West Virginian official -- Clay County Development Corporation Director Pamela Ramsey - made the following statement comparing First Lady of the United States … Continue reading Susan Eva O’Donovan: “To stand by silently…makes us look profoundly stupid and cruel and racist too.”
Susan Eva O'Donovan
DIGITAL: Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866
"This project is designed to call public attention to an event that rattled Reconstruction-era Memphis in May 1866. The first large-scale racial massacre to erupt in the post-Civil War South, the massacre in Memphis played a key role in prompting Congress to enact sweeping changes to federal policies and to constitutional law. It also lent a new urgency to an ongoing national debate about the meaning of freedom and the rights of citizens. It was a massacre of historic proportions, one that helped lay the ground for who we are today as a nation....
Antebellum Slavery in April 2009 OAH Magazine
Select articles available here (available in full to members of the Organization of American Historians). From the editor, Carl Weinberg: On March 26, 2009, just as the recent annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) opened in Seattle, we received some sobering news: pioneering historian John Hope Franklin had died. He was 94 … Continue reading Antebellum Slavery in April 2009 OAH Magazine