Support Palabras for PR #PuertoRico

Jessica Marie Johnson writes:

I am helping to host an online fundraiser via YouCaring for Festival de la Palabra, located in Loíza, Puerto Rico. Please help us reach our $5,000 goal: http://youcaring.com/PalabrasPR

 

The mission of Festival de la Palabra is to internationalize Puerto Rican literature through the promotion of reading and creative writing in Puerto Rico and the creation of meeting spaces between writers and readers at school, national and international levels. Since Hurricane Maria, organizers and volunteers from Festival de la Palabra (FDLP) have been engaged in relief activities supporting some of the most isolated communities and youth through the arts. FDLP’s projects are based in Loíza, Puerto Rico, a historically Afrxdescendiente area of the island.

In case you missed that part — These funds are going to support Black Diasporic Puerto Ricans. Yes, of course, this is the part of the island that is receiving the least amount of attention, the least amount of aid, and has the greatest need.

Festival de la Palabra Founder, Mayra Santos-Febres

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BOOK: Cooper on Slavery and Resistance in Montreal

Afua Cooper. The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007.

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VIDEO: Shepherd on History and Resistance at the National Library of Jamaica

Verene Shepherd on history and resistance, particularly resistance of Caribbean women (Nanny of the Maroons, Mary Seacole, and others).

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BOOK: Lewis on Extermination and Race War in the Atlantic World

Kay Wright Lewis, A Curse upon the Nation: Race, Freedom, and Extermination in America and the Atlantic World. University of Georgia Press, 2017.

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CHAPTER: Nelson on Runaway Slave Ads in Canada

Charmaine A. Nelson, “‘Ran Away from Her Master…a Negroe Girl Named Thursday:’ Examining Evidence of Punishment, Isolation, and Trauma in Nova Scotia and Quebec Fugitive Slave Advertisements.” In Legal Violence and the Limits of the Law: Cruel and Unusual, edited by Amy Swiffen and Joshua Nichols. Routledge, 2017.

Nelson writes:

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ARTICLE: Holden on African-American Children and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831

Vanessa M. Holden. “Generation, resistance, and survival: African-American children and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831.” Slavery & Abolition pp. 1-47 (2017)

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SOURCE: Nat Turner and the Southampton Revolt

August 21st marks the start of the Southampton revolt. On this day, Nat Turner and other enslaved rebels met to plan their revolt. The revolt itself began the next day (August 22) and lasted less than 48 hours. 

Read on for the 1831 report from the Richmond Enquirer:

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Alfred R. Waud. Mustered Out. Little Rock, Arkansas, April 20, 1865. Drawing. Chinese white on green paper. Published in Harper’s Weekly, May 19, 1866. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-175 (5–1)

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