McGill Tours Slave Cabins to Preserve History – TheSunNews.com

"Joseph McGill spent Saturday night in a place where slaves slept - in a cabin at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown. As a preservationist, his intent is to bring attention to the endangered structures. "African-Americans have lost a lot of the buildings that can help interpret their stories," McGill said. "This is a great place to … Continue reading McGill Tours Slave Cabins to Preserve History – TheSunNews.com

Auslander on Slavery and the University

Abstract:  Diverse college and university campuses with origins before Emancipation embody a potent paradox. Architecturally and spatially, they present tangible models of idealized utopian spaces, earthly apparitions of the promise of Heaven. Yet these utopian imagined communities rest, at times uneasily, upon under-acknowledged histories of violent coercion, in the form of slavery and slave trades. … Continue reading Auslander on Slavery and the University

House Panel Backs Bill to Place Douglass, L’Enfant in Statuary Hall (WaPo)

"The House Administration Committee voted along party lines for a measure that calls for placing statues of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and architect Pierre L'Enfant in Statuary Hall, just as the 50 states have two statues apiece in the halls of the Capitol. The Douglass and L'Enfant statues have been sitting at One Judiciary Square, awaiting … Continue reading House Panel Backs Bill to Place Douglass, L’Enfant in Statuary Hall (WaPo)

New Orleans African American Museum, Blacks in Wax Receive IMLS Museum Grants

From Press Release: Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today awarded $1,485,000 to 14 organizations committed to preserving and sharing the history of African American life from the period of slavery to the present day as part of the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) program. "With these grants, museums … Continue reading New Orleans African American Museum, Blacks in Wax Receive IMLS Museum Grants

Lentz, Springate, Deetz and Swanson on Slavery, Memory and the Material of African-American History

The following articles appear in June 2010 issue of the African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter: Obscuring the Inequalities of Slavery: Identifying Differential Access to Ceramics at Monticello by Kari Lentz The Sexton's House Has a Ritual Concealment: Late 19th-Century Negotiations of Double Consciousness at a Black Family Home in Sussex County, New Jersey by Megan E. … Continue reading Lentz, Springate, Deetz and Swanson on Slavery, Memory and the Material of African-American History

WEB: Yale Slavery and Abolition Portal

This site is designed to help researchers and Yale students find primary sources related to slavery, abolition, and resistance within the university's many libraries and galleries. Across the top of the website, you will find the chance to view relevant collections in each Yale institution. You can view items across the different institutions by entering … Continue reading WEB: Yale Slavery and Abolition Portal

Documentary: For Love of Liberty

"At the center of this multi-faceted initiative is a four-hour, High Definition, two-part documentary television series Executive Produced by Louis Gossett Jr., introduced by Colin Powell and hosted on-camera by Halle Berry. Ten years in the making, the film uses letters, diaries, speeches, journalistic accounts, historical text and military records to document and acknowledge the … Continue reading Documentary: For Love of Liberty

A Story Like No Other: Louisiana’s African American Heritage Trail

Louisiana's African American Heritage Trail has expanded and a new website added titled A Story Like No Other. Excerpt from the website welcome by Mitch Landrieu, lieutenant governor: "Louisiana is marking the second anniversary of our African American Heritage Trail with its first expansion plus this new website, AStoryLikeNoOther.com. I announced the news today at … Continue reading A Story Like No Other: Louisiana’s African American Heritage Trail

WEB: Free Access to Women and Social Movements in the United States this March

"To celebrate Women's History Month,Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000,Scholar's Edition, will be freely accessible for the month of March so that all librarians, students, instructors, and scholars can explore the site's rich collection of primary materials and teaching tools without passwords or fees. The URL is http://wass.alexanderstreet.com.  If your library doesn't … Continue reading WEB: Free Access to Women and Social Movements in the United States this March

Harriet Tubman Relics Head to National Museum of African American History

"For bibliophile and educator Charles Blockson, the mute, simple evidence of abolitionist Harriet Tubman's life - photographs, dinner utensils, hymnal - possess a personal power, a resonance that flows over decades. He has maintained stewardship of these fragile relics for years, holding them, he says, in trust. Now the moment has come to place them … Continue reading Harriet Tubman Relics Head to National Museum of African American History