Support One Book One New Orleans & Walking Raddy Book Launch!

Reposted from DH the Blog: Proud to be one of the contributors and part of this historic volume which is also fundraising for One Book, One New Orleans!! If you can, please donate and support the GoFund Me! Fundraiser by Kim Vaz-Deville : Buy Books for the Baby Dolls And buy the book -- the … Continue reading Support One Book One New Orleans & Walking Raddy Book Launch!

NEWS/ART: Kara Walker’s KatastwĂłf Karavan

Items related to Kara Walker's KatastwĂłf Karavan, on display February 2018 during Prospect.4 in New Orleans. Siddhartha Mitter (Village Voice) - Carnival of the Grotesque: Kara Walker’s Insistent Resistance in New Orleans Charlie Tatum (Pelican Bomb/Nola.com) - This calliope performance was meant to be disturbing . Manquettes (x): ACQUISITION | To help fund “KatastwĂłf Karavan” … Continue reading NEWS/ART: Kara Walker’s KatastwĂłf Karavan

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

BOOK: Johnson on Slavery’s Metropolis 

Rashauna Johnson. Slavery's Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions. Oxford University Press, 2016. via Oxford University Press: "New Orleans is an iconic city, which was once located at the crossroads of early America and the Atlantic World. New Orleans became a major American metropolis as its slave population exploded; in … Continue reading BOOK: Johnson on Slavery’s Metropolis 

Johnson on Sex, Blood, and Belonging in the Early Republic | @AAIHS 

Jessica Marie Johnson writes: "The following remarks were delivered in June 2016 at the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting. The roundtable, “Blood, Belonging, Citizenship, and Legal Personhood in the Early Republic: A Roundtable,” brought together “four scholars whose current projects grapple with how the oppressed and disenfranchised elaborated their place in … Continue reading Johnson on Sex, Blood, and Belonging in the Early Republic | @AAIHS 

Ross Interview on The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case | WWNO

Michael Ross was interviewed by Laine Kaplan-Levenson of  TriPod: NOLA at 300 on his book The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era (Oxford, 2014): "It's true. The NOPD first hired black officers in the 1860s. New York City didn't have an African American in their ranks until 1911. … Continue reading Ross Interview on The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case | WWNO

BOOK: Ross on The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case

Michael A. Ross, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era. Oxford University Press, 2014. On the book: "In June 1870, the residents of the city of New Orleans were already on edge when two African American women kidnapped seventeen-month-old Mollie Digby from in front of her New Orleans … Continue reading BOOK: Ross on The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case

VIDEO: The Lapidus Center Presents Slavery and Memory x Whitney Plantation

This enlightening discussion will focus on memory, commemorations, and legacies of the slave trade and slavery, and feature panelists John Cummings and Ibrahima Seck of the Whitney Plantation and Museum; Columbia University professor Saidiya Hartman; architect Rodney Leon; and University of Pennsylvania professor Salamishah Tillett. This program is brought to you by the Lapidus Center … Continue reading VIDEO: The Lapidus Center Presents Slavery and Memory x Whitney Plantation