NEWS: New Orleans removes last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era | @Reuters

“We cannot be afraid of the truth,” said Landrieu, who along with other city leaders decided to take down the monuments in 2015, a decision that withstood challenges in federal court.

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ART: Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power | @Artsy

Via @Artsy:

“Kara Walker is one of the most high-profile and controversial artists in America. The exhibition presented three narrative portfolio series, executed in print—The Emancipation Approximation, Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War and An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters.”

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ARTICLES: JAAH SYMPOSIUM ON GERALD HORNE

A special symposium in the Journal of African American History featured the work of Gerald Horne, historian of African American and African diaspora history:

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VIDEO: Frank Guridy on Afro-Cubans and African Americans in the Jim Crow Era | @NotEvenPast

“Prof. Guridy discusses his prize-winning book, “Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow.”

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DIGITAL/EXHIBIT: John W. Anderson’s Kentucky Slave Pen

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center posted a digital exhibit, “A Slave Pen’s Journey, 1832-34,” on domestic slave trader John W. Anderson’s Kentucky slave pen.

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