DIGITAL: The Caribbean Memory Project

“The Caribbean Memory Project (CMP) is the Caribbean’s first crowd-sourced cultural heritage research platform. It is designed to activate and engage the memory of cultural heritage among a mixed audience and to aid in counteracting the effects of erasure and forgetting occurring in a growing number of contemporary Caribbean communities. The CMP is motivated by enduring questions of citizenship and its related responsibilities—to a family, a community, a country—which are central to the conceptualization and sustainable enactment of Caribbean identity.  The CMP’s foundational questions include:”

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Eliza on the Run

New Orleans Daily Picayune, April 23, 1844:

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

New Digital Project: First Blacks in the Americas:

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AWARD: Colored Conventions Wins MLA Award

#ADPhD congratulations the Colored Conventions Project which has won the tenth biennial MLA Prize for a Bibliography, Archive, or Digital Project.

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

Vincent Brown discusses slavery and the database at Duke University:

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DIGITAL: Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery

New Digital Project – Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, directed by Jillian E. Galle:

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DIGITAL: Scuffalong – North Carolina Free People of Color

Apsilla (or Apsaline) “Appie” Ward Hagans | as shown on Scuffalong
Apsilla (or Apsaline) “Appie” Ward Hagans | as shown on Scuffalong | More here:

Lisa Y. Henderson is a researcher — and descendant — of North Carolina’s free people of color. She runs a genealogy blog at which features archival material on her work in history and genealogy:

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DIGITAL: Rankin Maps the Spread of Slavery in United States


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:

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