Today is the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The 2019 theme is “Remember Slavery: The Power of the Arts for Justice”
Since the time of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the arts have been used to confront slavery, empower enslaved communities and honour those who made freedom possible. They have also been vital tools in commemorating past struggles, highlighting ongoing injustices and celebrating the achievements of people of African descent. The 2019 theme therefore draws attention to the many examples of artistic expression – including memorials, music, dance and architecture – that have helped us to remember the history and consequences of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Art we love:
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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!
Looking forward to the Junto reboot featuring new bloggers, including historians of slavery Vanessa Holden and Ebony Jones. Also new:
Items related to Kara Walker’s Katastwóf Karavan, on display February 2018 during Prospect.4 in New Orleans.
Congratulations Dr. Sasha Turner for winning the 2018 Maria Stewart Journal Article Prize for her article “The Nameless and the Forgotten: Maternal Grief, Sacred Protection, and the Archive of Slavery,” Slavery and Abolition, 38: 1 (2017): 232-250.
Jessica Marie Johnson writes:
If you haven’t submitted your abstract for Slavery in the Machine, a special section of sx archipelagos, there is still time! Submit today.
Jessica Marie Johnson, Anjali Arondekar and Tatiana Seijas to discuss decolonizing history this Thursday: