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.  Exhibit: A Slave Pen Journey - Google Arts & Culture Credits: Exhibit Photographers — Roy Davis & Audrey Ann Artifacts — From the Collection of the National Underground Railroad Freedom … Continue reading DIGITAL/EXHIBIT: John W. Anderson’s Kentucky Slave Pen

Happy May Day 2017 from #ADPhD

May 1. March, protest, strike. Black labor matters. https://www.instagram.com/p/BTjBHQlBxpE/?taken-by=afrxdiasporaphd https://www.instagram.com/p/BTjBoA5hSxI/?taken-by=afrxdiasporaphd https://www.instagram.com/p/BTjB5yLBkGK/?taken-by=afrxdiasporaphd   https://www.instagram.com/p/BTjCPGCBWJd/?taken-by=afrxdiasporaphd   https://www.instagram.com/p/BTjCUHshxOO/?taken-by=afrxdiasporaphd      

DIGITAL: Slavery and the Law in the ProQuest “History Vault”

Slavery and the Law in the ProQuest "History Vault:" "Slavery and the Law features petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks that were submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867. These petitions were collected by Loren Schweninger over a four year period from hundreds of courthouses and historical societies in 10 … Continue reading DIGITAL: Slavery and the Law in the ProQuest “History Vault”

Finch Interviewed by Goldthree on Gender, Slavery, and the Archive in Cuba | @AAIHS

Reena Goldthree interviews Aisha Finch at AAIHS: Reena Goldthree: Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba situates the conspiracy of La Escalera in the context of mounting black resistance in 19th-century Cuba. In the book, you invite us to consider the “wide span of non-complaint behaviors” that enabled slave insurgencies, including the “hidden labor of rebellion” that … Continue reading Finch Interviewed by Goldthree on Gender, Slavery, and the Archive in Cuba | @AAIHS

DIGITAL: First Blacks in the Americas: The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

New Digital Project: First Blacks in the Americas: "First Blacks in the Americas is a digital educational platform devoted to disseminating sound historical information about the early presence of people of black African ancestry in the first colonial society of the Americas of modern times, the society of the colony named La Española (‘The Spanish … Continue reading DIGITAL: First Blacks in the Americas: The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Kelley on @NMAACH – “You can’t tell U.S. history without black history”

Blair L. M. Kelley writes: "In the same spirit, the museum works because its artifacts aren’t merely displayed to narrate a tidy through-line of black history’s greatest hits, from Crispus Attucks to Harriet Tubman to Frederick Douglass to Michelle Obama. Rather, its spaces remind us that from before the nation’s beginnings, African Americans have experienced … Continue reading Kelley on @NMAACH – “You can’t tell U.S. history without black history”

DIGITAL: Brown on Slavery’s History in the Age of the Database

Vincent Brown discusses slavery and the database at Duke University: 'By responding creatively to the archival challenges presented by the social history of slavery, Harvard Professor Vincent Brown hopes to inspire new conversations about the inheritance of loss and the legacy of struggle. This presentation considers three graphic histories: an animated visualization of Voyages: The … Continue reading DIGITAL: Brown on Slavery’s History in the Age of the Database

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