BLOGROLL: Mitchell on Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Koritha Mitchell on Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: "Harper’s public career was most active from the 1850s to the 1890s, an impressive 50 years. She was at the forefront of movements for abolition, public education, temperance, and voting rights. And she did this work through leadership positions within black women’s organizations, such as the National Association … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Mitchell on Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

EVENT: March 29th – Arondekar, Johnson, and Seijas on Decolonizing History

Jessica Marie Johnson, Anjali Arondekar and Tatiana Seijas to discuss decolonizing history this Thursday: For slavery studies, engagements with the geopolitical have robustly shifted the angles through which the field might begin to imagine collusions, collaborations and conversations with regions of the world. Historians, in particular, have contributed to our understanding of the forces at … Continue reading EVENT: March 29th – Arondekar, Johnson, and Seijas on Decolonizing History

VIDEO: Charity Folks (Making History Trailer)

Making History launches with a profile on Charity Folks: "Making History is a groundbreaking platform dedicated to the discovery and remembrance of women’s stories globally. This project is being launched as an eight-part digital series beginning with a profile on Charity Folks--a woman born into slavery, whose unprecedented accumulation of real estate led to financial … Continue reading VIDEO: Charity Folks (Making History Trailer)

BLOGROLL: Clark on Raising a Monument to Noel Carriere in New Orleans

Emily Clark writes: "Carriere was born in New Orleans and fought for the ideals of the American Revolution. Isn’t it time to raise a memorial to him?" Read: Guest column: Noel Carriere, the commander of the free black militia, deserves a monument in New Orleans | Our Views | theadvocate.com

BLOGROLL: Class on Slavery at MIT | MIT News

Findings show founder William Barton Rogers possessed enslaved persons before coming to MIT; research, community dialogue to ensue: "MIT was founded in 1861 and began offering classes in 1865, just as the U.S. Civil War was ending the era of legal slavery in the South. But even as the Institute emerged in a new historical … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Class on Slavery at MIT | MIT News

BLOGROLL: Miles on Slave Mistress Ghosts and Tourism

Tiya Miles on the haunted South: "It is time to exorcise the “slave mistress” ghost of the Southern haunted house tour and replace her with fully realized personas of the difficult past. "The reality of black women held in bondage and forced to labor both reproductively and productively is the “tough stuff” that built this … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Miles on Slave Mistress Ghosts and Tourism

BLOGROLL: Miles on Slavery in the Midwest | @NYTimes

Tiya Miles writes:  "The violent furor that erupted this summer over the removal of Confederate monuments in several cities was a stark reminder that Americans remain trapped in the residue of slavery and racial violence. In confronting this difficult truth, our attention is naturally drawn to the South. And rightfully so: The South was the … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Miles on Slavery in the Midwest | @NYTimes

DIGITAL/CONF: Story Map for Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities

Moya Bailey, P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jessica Marie Johnson, Liz Losh, Marisa Parham,  and more present at the OIEAHC/Equality Lab conference Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities, October 26-28, 2017. Johnson writes: "We’ve got a map!!! Thank you Liz Losh and the team at the Equality Lab for this really amazing visualization of our DH work. … Continue reading DIGITAL/CONF: Story Map for Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities

BLOGROLL: Johnson on How to Memorialize Slavery in @Chronicle

Rashauna Johnson (interviewed by the Chronicle) discusses history, slavery, and her new book Slavery's Metropolis: "In the aftermath of Charlottesville’s violent white-supremacist rally, Americans are waging a renewed culture war over Confederate monuments. But a more complicated question lurks beneath the upheaval over what to do with these statues, one that will linger once the … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Johnson on How to Memorialize Slavery in @Chronicle

CONFERENCE: OIEAHC/Equality Lab Presents Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities

See below: "Although just a few years ago Tara McPherson bemoaned the lack of diversity in the digital humanities in her groundbreaking article “Why Are the Digital Humanities So White?” digital scholarly activities that approach race as a central concern have become integral to a vibrant and expanding field. The Equality Lab at William and … Continue reading CONFERENCE: OIEAHC/Equality Lab Presents Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities