BLOGROLL: Harris on Whitewashing History of the Founders

Leslie Harris writes: "Tonight, the George Washington Book Prize of $50,000 will be awarded to Kevin J. Hayes for his book “George Washington, a Life in Books,” one of seven finalists selected as “the past year’s best-written works on the nation’s founding era.” Although over four decades of research on the history of slavery, race … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Harris on Whitewashing History of the Founders

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

BLOGROLL: @NMAAHC Wins Webby for #HiddenHistory

The National Museum of African American History and Culture won a Webby for "Social: Education and Discovery." Lanae Spruce represented them and accepted the award with this 5-word speech: https://youtu.be/g-5N9FTwmkg Congratulations from #ADPhD! https://mobile.twitter.com/_BlackMuses/status/996474039978913792 "So proud to represent the @smithsonian @NMAAHC last night at the Webbys! Collected our award for Social: education & discovery, #HiddenHerstory. … Continue reading BLOGROLL: @NMAAHC Wins Webby for #HiddenHistory

BLOGROLL: Berry on Kanye West’s teachable moment — for everyone

Daina Ramey Berry writes: "We could spend more time reprimanding West (as Van Lathan of TMZ did so eloquently). But more productive would be to take this moment to call for a much-needed and long-overdue correction of U.S. history at every level — beginning with K-12 curriculum. "School-aged children have long been miseducated about the … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Berry on Kanye West’s teachable moment — for everyone

BLOGROLL: Feimster on Ida B. Wells and the Lynching of Black Women – @NYTimes

Crystal Feimster writes: "At least 130 black women were murdered by lynch mobs from 1880 to 1930. This violence against black women has long been ignored or forgotten. Not anymore. Eliza Woods’s name is now engraved on one of the 800 weathered steel columns hanging from the ceiling of the National Memorial for Peace and … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Feimster on Ida B. Wells and the Lynching of Black Women – @NYTimes

BLOGROLL: Two Visions of Abolition and Emancipation #OAH18

Evan TurĂŻano reports on #OAH2018 panels, including the "State of the Field: Abolition and Emancipation" for Muster: "In a question posed from the audience, Thavolia Glymph, Professor of History at Duke University, expressed shock that the state of the field was such that “Does emancipation matter?” was still an open question. She received the first … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Two Visions of Abolition and Emancipation #OAH18

VIDEO: ValdĂ©s on Schomburg and Diasporic Blackness | Left of Black

Vanessa ValdĂ©s joins Mark Anthony Neal on Left of Black for S8:E18: Diasporic Blackness -- The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg: "Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the Left of Black studio by scholar and author Vanessa K. Valdes (@Valdes23), Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the The … Continue reading VIDEO: ValdĂ©s on Schomburg and Diasporic Blackness | Left of Black

BLOGROLL: Hartman on Archives and Writing

Saidiya Hartman interviewed on archives, writing, and black death: "I think that there are many ways we can take up this notion of the afterlife of slavery. Certain representational structures continue to produce black death, or death as the only horizon for black life. There’s another way in which the afterlife of slavery produces a … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Hartman on Archives and Writing