Evergreen 📸 by Matthew Hinton: https://twitter.com/matthintonphoto/status/865710973306458116 "Malcolm Suber of Take 'Em Down NOLA reacts as Robert E. Lee Statue comes down in New Orleans @theadvocateno @wwltv." Posted on Twitter
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
At the UNC Press Blog, Historian LaKisha Michelle Simmons explores the historic and symbolic significance of the plantation settings in Beyonce's visual album, Lemonade, including references to the 1811 Louisiana slave revolt.
Lisa Ze Winters, The Mulatta Concubine: Terror, Intimacy, Freedom, and Desire in the Black Transatlantic. University of Georgia Press, 2016. via UGA Press: "Popular and academic representations of the free mulatta concubine repeatedly depict women of mixed black African and white racial descent as defined by their sexual attachment to white men, and thus they … Continue reading BOOK: Winters on the Mulatta Concubine in History and Memory
Chris Bonner writes: "In recent years, Whitney Plantation has been transformed into a site for the memory of African enslavement in American and Atlantic history. The New Yorker recently produced a video that combines images of the stunning Louisiana landscape with commentary from Dr. Ibrahima Seck, Director of Research at the plantation. Both Dr. Seck … Continue reading Bonner on Slavery, Memory, and Feeling “The Bonds of History” | @AAIHS
Erin Greenwald (Historic New Orleans Collection) and Joshua Rothman (University of Alabama) on commemorating New Orleans role in the domestic slave trade: Other cities that were centers of the slave trade have begun to acknowledge and come to terms with their past. Natchez, Miss., the second busiest domestic slave-trade hub, has a memorial and a … Continue reading Greenwald and Rothman on New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade in the United States | NOLA.com
“This interactive Google map shows original newspaper ads for fugitive slaves and contemporary locations of identified sites. Click on the name of a fugitive from the list or on a map point to reveal the ad and corresponding site. Green markers indicate points of flight; red markers, points of refuge.
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Adam Rothman remarks on a freed woman of color's petition for manumission, posted by the National Archives on June 30, 2015: "...One aspect of Marguerite Thompson’s petition that drew my attention is the fact that she submitted her petition to the Judge Charles Peabody’s U.S. Provisional Court (USPC). This court was established by the United … Continue reading Rothman Remarks on Marguerite Thompson’s Petition for Freedom
If your summer travels take you to Louisiana, be sure to visit Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana (about forty miles from New Orleans). See below for #ADPhD Founder and Curator Jessica Marie Johnson's reflection on her visit last February.... Johnson on Time, Space, and Memory at Whitney Plantation "Each statue represents a person. Most represent … Continue reading Johnson on Time, Space, and Memory at Whitney Plantation (Louisiana)
Elizabeth C. Neidenbach, “‘Mes dernières volontés’: Testaments to the Life of Marie Couvent, a Former Slave in New Orleans.” Transatlantica. Revue d’études américaines. American Studies Journal, no. 2 (October 10, 2012). http://transatlantica.revues.org/6186. "In her last will and testament, recorded on November 12, 1832, Marie Justine Cirnaire, Veuve Couvent left specific instructions about how her estate … Continue reading ARTICLE: Neidenbach on Madame Marie Couvent, a Free Woman of Color in New Orleans