BLOGROLL: Johnson on How to Memorialize Slavery in @Chronicle

Rashauna Johnson (interviewed by the Chronicle) discusses history, slavery, and her new book Slavery’s Metropolis:
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VIDEO/CONF: Scenes at 20 – Inspirations, Riffs, and Reverberations

This symposium celebrates the 20th anniversary of Saidiya Hartman’s Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America and its impact on studies of Black lives in the past, present, and future. Please join us as we consider the work’s impact within its intergenerational intellectual context and theorize new possibilities for Black life and Black freedom in these perilous times.

 

For more on the conference: http://www.scenesat20.com/
Footage from the panels is available and livestreams are available for each day.
via YouTube:

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BOOK: Smallwood on Saltwater Slavery and the Middle Passage

Smallwood, Stephanie E. Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora. 11/15/08 edition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008.

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BLOGROLL: “We Can Never Tell the Entire Story of Slavery: In Conversation” An Interview with M. NourbeSe Philip

From 2014, Paul Watkins interviews M. NourbeSe Philip on history, memory, slavery, and the archive:

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VIDEO: Sharpe, Children, and the Slave Trade Database

Christina Sharpe at Northwestern University on children in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database: