BLOGROLL: The Charlottesville Syllabus

University of Virginia Graduate Coalition responds to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA. The list includes several books on histories of slavery and the South:

“The Charlottesville Syllabus is a resource created by the Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation to be used to educate readers about the long history of white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia. With resources selected and summaries written by UVa graduate students, this abridged version of the Syllabus is organized into six sections that offer contemporary and archival primary and secondary sources (articles, books, responses, a documentary, databases) and a list of important terms for discussing white supremacy. Only “additional resources” are not available online (but can be found either through JSTOR, at the library, or for purchase).

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NEWS: Under pressure to reconcile racist past, Wesleyan College joins slavery study group | AJC

Wesleyan College of Macon, Georgia joins USS–the only college in Georgia to do so. Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports:

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NEWS/BLOGROLL: Williams: By any name, half-acre of slave trade history not enough | Richmond.com

Columnist Michael Paul Williams on the Devil’s Half Acre:

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NEWS: New Orleans removes last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era | @Reuters

“We cannot be afraid of the truth,” said Landrieu, who along with other city leaders decided to take down the monuments in 2015, a decision that withstood challenges in federal court.

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NEWS: Harvard Puts Its Ties To Slavery On Display | WBUR

“As universities grapple with connections to slavery, Harvard is displaying documents that offer records of the enslaved people who lived and worked at the school.”
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VIDEO: Frank Guridy on Afro-Cubans and African Americans in the Jim Crow Era | @NotEvenPast

“Prof. Guridy discusses his prize-winning book, “Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow.”

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