DIGITAL/BLOGROLL: Interactive Maps Chronicle Frederick Douglass in Maryland

Lawrence Jackson's course on Frederick Douglass covered by Hopkins Hub: "For Jackson's class, the time in Maryland before that escape commanded the most interest—Douglass' formative years, before he became the world-famous abolitionist, orator, and writer. Students in the graduate English seminar "Mapping Frederick Douglass" researched and visited regional sites of significance in the young slave's … Continue reading DIGITAL/BLOGROLL: Interactive Maps Chronicle Frederick Douglass in Maryland

SOURCE: Civil War Manuscripts Project

Hosted by the Connecticut Historical Society: "This Project is an attempt to create detailed access to the rich Civil War manuscript holdings of the Connecticut Historical Society. The collections presented herein were examined over a period of more than four years beginning in the mid-1990s under the direction of Kelly Nolin. The manuscripts card catalog … Continue reading SOURCE: Civil War Manuscripts Project

DIGITAL: Free People of Color in Louisiana

Digital project on free people of color in Louisiana: “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past” is a collaboration among LSU Libraries Special Collections, the Historical Center at the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans, the Louisiana Division of the New Orleans Public Library, The Historic New Orleans Collection, and Tulane University’s … Continue reading DIGITAL: Free People of Color in Louisiana

DIGITAL: Gaffield’s Dessalines Reader

Hosted, organized, and compiled by Julia Gaffield: "Jean-Jacques Dessalines is one of the Haitian Revolution’s most poorly and least understood heroes. Beginning with his ascent to power and continuing into the twenty-first century, Dessalines has been criticized for his use of violence during and after the Revolution as well as for his alleged political incompetence. … Continue reading DIGITAL: Gaffield’s Dessalines Reader

VIDEO: The Heritage of Slavery (1968) w/ Fannie Lou Hamer & Lerone Bennett, Jr.

From 1968, a look at slavery in Charleston, SC and sharecropping in Mississippi from 1968 (via ReelBlack): News documentary from 1968 hosted by George Foster, exploring the legacy of oppression that remains over 100 years after the abolition of that peculiar intitution. In Part 1, Foster visits Charleston, SC and speaks with both descendents of … Continue reading VIDEO: The Heritage of Slavery (1968) w/ Fannie Lou Hamer & Lerone Bennett, Jr.

SOURCE: Petition signed by John Cuffe and Paul Cuffe regarding taxation | @NMAAHC

via @NMAACH: "Paul Cuffe was born a free man in Massachusetts. His mother was Native American and his father was of West African Ashanti lineage. An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Cuffe gained wealth as owner of an international shipping company. Despite his success, as an African American he was viewed as a second-class citizen and denied … Continue reading SOURCE: Petition signed by John Cuffe and Paul Cuffe regarding taxation | @NMAAHC

NEWS: International Slavery Museum marks ten years with stories of Ink and Blood 

New exhibit on slavery in Argentina, Cuba, Jamaica, the United States and Bahrain opens: "The young Jamaican African boy peering out from a nineteenth century photograph found by the curator of a timely new exhibition at the International Slavery Museum may be unknown and slowly vanishing into the paper, but says Jean-Francois Manicom, “he is … Continue reading NEWS: International Slavery Museum marks ten years with stories of Ink and Blood 

SOURCE: Frederick Douglass on How Congress Can Fight a ‘Treacherous President’ – The Atlantic

The Atlantic reprints Frederick Douglass’s 1866 essay on how Congress can cope with a chief executive who refuses to recognize the rights of all citizens: "Slavery, like all other great systems of wrong, founded in the depths of human selfishness, and existing for ages, has not neglected its own conservation. It has steadily exerted an … Continue reading SOURCE: Frederick Douglass on How Congress Can Fight a ‘Treacherous President’ – The Atlantic

SOURCE/DIGITAL: Issue 3.0 of A Colony in Crisis: The Saint-Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789

A Colony in Crisis... "...is designed to provide online access to both the French originals and the English translations of key primary sources dealing with the grain shortage faced by the colony of Saint-Domingue in 1789, which are found under the Translations menu. Alongside the French original, each translation is presented with a brief historical introduction … Continue reading SOURCE/DIGITAL: Issue 3.0 of A Colony in Crisis: The Saint-Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789