ASWAD Statement on the U.S. Election

The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora issued a statement on the U.S. presidential election: November 28, 2016 Over the past two weeks, in the aftermath of a hotly contested presidential election, a wave of racist and xenophobic attacks has swept across the United States. In elementary and middle schools, young Latino/a … Continue reading ASWAD Statement on the U.S. Election

VIDEO: Fuentes on Rutgers’ Ties to Slavery & Displacement of Native Americans | @DemocracyNow

Marisa Fuentes appeared on Democracy Now to discuss the Rutgers University report on slavery and disenfranchisement: "A sweeping new report reveals ties to slavery and the displacement of the Native Americans at one of the country’s top colleges. The findings about 250-year-old Rutgers University were published in a new book, "Scarlet and Black, Volume 1: … Continue reading VIDEO: Fuentes on Rutgers’ Ties to Slavery & Displacement of Native Americans | @DemocracyNow

FRIDAY: Rutgers University to Examine its History of Slavery and Dispossession

An initiative led by Professors Deborah Gray White and Marisa Fuentes comes to fruition this Friday, November 18, 2016 from 4 to 6 pm. Open to the public. From the Chancellor: To Members of the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Community: A year ago, I wrote to all of you announcing that the university would embark on … Continue reading FRIDAY: Rutgers University to Examine its History of Slavery and Dispossession

Rothman on “Facing Slavery’s Legacy” at Georgetown University

Adam Rothman speaks about slavery and the university at a Georgetown University event: "Streamed live on Nov 3, 2016, Adam Rothman, professor of history at Georgetown, discusses the university’s roots in the slave economy of early America and their implications for today. He describes university efforts to research its history and reach out to descendants … Continue reading Rothman on “Facing Slavery’s Legacy” at Georgetown University

AWARD: Davis to receive WUSTL Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Award

#ADPhD congratulates Adrienne Davis on her Distinguished Faculty Award! Adrienne D. Davis will receive a Distinguished Faculty Award from the Washington University Alumni Association. She is vice provost at Washington University and William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law at the WUSTL School of Law. She will be awarded at Founders Day 2016 on Saturday, … Continue reading AWARD: Davis to receive WUSTL Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Award

Bond and O’Donovan on Remembering the Memphis Massacre of 1866 | @ProcessHistory

Beverly Bond and Susan Eva O'Donovan on how to commemorate the violence of Reconstruction: "But how to make this happen was a puzzle. Because this was a first-of-its-kind program, we had no model to fall back on. We didn’t have the advantage of the acres of battlefield parks and marbled statuary that can be used … Continue reading Bond and O’Donovan on Remembering the Memphis Massacre of 1866 | @ProcessHistory

Owens Interviews Fuentes on Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive | @AAIHS

Emily Owens and Marisa J. Fuentes in conversation at the African American Intellectual History Society blog: "In this interview, guest blogger Emily A. Owens sits down with Marisa Fuentes to discuss her new book, Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive. The book, which uses archival fragments to bring into focus the lives of … Continue reading Owens Interviews Fuentes on Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive | @AAIHS

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

ARTICLE: Ginzberg on Women’s History, Mainstreams and Cutting Edges

Lori D. Ginzberg, “Mainstreams and Cutting Edges.” Journal of the Early Republic 36, no. 2 (2016): 319–25. doi:10.1353/jer.2016.0020. Ginzberg writes: In Philadelphia, where I live, archeologists digging across the street from Independence Hall found long-buried rooms where George Washington kept his slaves, whom he had brought to the new nation’s capital from Virginia. What emerged after … Continue reading ARTICLE: Ginzberg on Women’s History, Mainstreams and Cutting Edges