The Library of Congress holds a biography of Frederick Douglass’ wife, Anna Murray Douglass, written by her daughter. Printed from a speech delivered before the Anna Murray Douglass Union by Sprague in Washington, D.C. in 1900. The speech was reprinted by Frederick Douglass Sprague Perry in 1923 and dedicated to the “Noblewomen of the National Association of Colored Women.”
Excerpts from David Walker’s Appeal, In Four Articles: Together With A Preamble To The Coloured Citizens Of The World, But In Particular, And Very Expressly, To Those Of The United States Of America (1829) via Africans in America:
A digital project by Bill Rankin visualizes the spread of slavery in the United States in maps. Rankin uses dots, black space (to render county/state lines nearly invisible), and color gradations to mark the changing population of slave and free:
Elizabeth Motich interviews Kellie Carter Jackson and Erica L. Ball on the TV mini-series Roots and the 2016 remake for the The Journal of Civil War Era :
“This week on Muster, Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson and Dr. Erica L. Ball, authors of the upcoming book, Reconsidering Roots: Race, Politics, and Memory (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017) talk about history, slavery, and black genealogy in anticipation of The History Channel’s May 31st premiere of a four-part remake of Alex Haley’s 1977 classic series, Roots. After the first episode of Roots, stay tuned for The Roots of Our History, a documentary about the series.
What do you recall about the original 1977 Roots series?