"In 1999, former president of Benin, Mathieu Kireka, fell to his knees, begging the African diaspora for forgiveness for his country’s role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, a trade that affected the lives of millions of Africans. A decade later, 2019 was named the Year of Return, by the West African country of Ghana, marking the 400th … Continue reading NEWS: Year of Return
Support One Book One New Orleans & Walking Raddy Book Launch!
Reposted from DH the Blog: Proud to be one of the contributors and part of this historic volume which is also fundraising for One Book, One New Orleans!! If you can, please donate and support the GoFund Me! Fundraiser by Kim Vaz-Deville : Buy Books for the Baby Dolls And buy the book -- the … Continue reading Support One Book One New Orleans & Walking Raddy Book Launch!
ART: Diop’s Project Diaspora
Omar Viktor Diop's Project Diaspora (curatorial Statement by Raquel Wilson): "Starting his research during a four month residency in Màlaga, Spain, where he was immersed in the reality of being a stranger, Diop has focused this first installment on Europe during the 15th through 19th centuries. "Inspired by the many baroque artworks created during this … Continue reading ART: Diop’s Project Diaspora
BOOK: Mitchell on Vénus Noire, Race and Sex in 19th Century France
Robin Mitchell, Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century France (Athens; University of Georgia Press, 2018) Via UGA Press: "Even though there were relatively few people of color in postrevolutionary France, images of and discussions about black women in particular appeared repeatedly in a variety of French cultural sectors and social milieus. In Vénus Noire, … Continue reading BOOK: Mitchell on Vénus Noire, Race and Sex in 19th Century France
DIGITAL/BOOKS: The Puerto Rico Syllabus #PRSyllabus
Read on: "This syllabus provides a list of resources for teaching and learning about the current economic crisis in Puerto Rico. Our goal is to contribute to the ongoing public dialogue and rising social activism regarding the debt crisis by providing historical and sociological tools with which to assess its roots and its repercussions. The … Continue reading DIGITAL/BOOKS: The Puerto Rico Syllabus #PRSyllabus
DIGITAL/BOOKS: The Caribbean Syllabus: Life and Debt in the Caribbean
Read on: "More than one hundred years after enslavement, emancipation, and nation-building, many of the twenty-six countries that today make the Caribbean rank among the most indebted in the world. As a result, in 2014, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), a regional group of 14 island-nations sued its former colonizers–Britain, France, and the Netherlands–for slavery reparations. … Continue reading DIGITAL/BOOKS: The Caribbean Syllabus: Life and Debt in the Caribbean
BLOGROLL: Greenwald and Rothman Argue New Orleans should acknowledge its lead role in the slave trade
Erin Greenwald and Joshua Rothman write: "Concerned that overcrowded, squalid, and disease-ridden slave pens and prisons were a public health threat, the New Orleans City Council in 1829 banned the lodging and public exposure of slaves for sale or hire within what were then city limits, now the French Quarter. That regulation effectively pushed slave … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Greenwald and Rothman Argue New Orleans should acknowledge its lead role in the slave trade
AUDIO: Zora Neale Hurston’s Story of the Last Slave Ship Survivor – SoundCloud
With Cheryl Sterling, Deborah Plant, Glory Edim, and Sylviane Diouf: "Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” is one of Zora Neale Hurston’s most important works of non-fiction that has never been published until today. Hurston recorded the story in Alabama in the late 1920s. It's a collection of interviews with a man named … Continue reading AUDIO: Zora Neale Hurston’s Story of the Last Slave Ship Survivor – SoundCloud
BOOK: Scott on the Common Wind of Black Radicalism During Slavery
Finally! Julius Scott, A Common Wind: Afro-American Organization in the Revolution Against Slavery (Verso, 2018). via Verso: "Out of the grey expanse of official records in Spanish, English and French, The Common Wind provides a gripping and colourful account of inter-continental communication networks that tied together the free and enslaved masses of the new world. … Continue reading BOOK: Scott on the Common Wind of Black Radicalism During Slavery
BLOGROLL/AUDIO: Kelley on Finding Ways to be One: The making of Cedric J. Robinson’s radical Black politics
Robin D. G. Kelley on Black Marxism: "Historian Robin D.G. Kelley explores the radical Black politics of scholar Cedric J. Robinson -- from his historical understanding of race and capitalism an inherently inseparable systems, to his vision of the possibilities of politics, rooted deep in struggles past and present - setting the groundwork for new … Continue reading BLOGROLL/AUDIO: Kelley on Finding Ways to be One: The making of Cedric J. Robinson’s radical Black politics
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