BLOGROLL: Turner on 1619 at @AAIHS

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Mar 25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Today is the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The 2019 theme is “Remember Slavery: The Power of the Arts for Justice”

Since the time of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the arts have been used to confront slavery, empower enslaved communities and honour those who made freedom possible. They have also been vital tools in commemorating past struggles, highlighting ongoing injustices and celebrating the achievements of people of African descent. The 2019 theme therefore draws attention to the many examples of artistic expression – including memorials, music, dance and architecture – that have helped us to remember the history and consequences of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Read more: Events on Remember Slavery: Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Art we love:

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, “De las dos aguas (Between Two Waters, 2007)”

 

Renée Stout, “House of Ghede” [Detail] (2013)
Kenyatta C. Hinkle, Tituba Becomes the Night [Detail], 2014
Jeannette Ehlers, Whip It Good, New Orleans, 2018

 

 

 

EVENT: Cooper Owens on Medical Bondage @JohnsHopkins (Sep 18-20)

Please join the Sex & Slavery Lab and the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology in welcoming Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens (Queens College, CUNY) on campus this week.

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DIGITAL: The Louverture Project

A wiki-project compiling information on the Haitian Revolution and Toussaint L’Ouverture:

“The mission of The Louverture Project is to collect as much information as possible about the Haitian revolution, to construct a narrative which provides context for that information, and to disseminate the collected knowledge as widely as possible.”

Explore: TLP:Community Portal – TLP

DIGITAL/SOURCE: Early Accounts of Bois Caïman | The Black Atlantic

A list of accounts of the Bois Caïman ceremony, compiled by Ian Baucom and Laurent Dubois at Duke University for their course “The Black Atlantic.”

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