Evergreen 📸 by Matthew Hinton: https://twitter.com/matthintonphoto/status/865710973306458116 "Malcolm Suber of Take 'Em Down NOLA reacts as Robert E. Lee Statue comes down in New Orleans @theadvocateno @wwltv." Posted on Twitter
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 … Continue reading Support Palabras for PR #PuertoRico
Featuring Christina Sharpe, Hazel Carby, Kaiama Glover, Saidiya Hartman, Arthur Jafa, and Alex Weheliye. Christina Sharpe’s paradigm shifting new work, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the “orthography of the wake.” Invoking the multiple meanings of the term “wake”—the … Continue reading VIDEO: In the Wake: A Salon in Honor of Christina Sharpe on Vimeo
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.
On this week’s episode, Brian, Nathan, Joanne and Ed discuss the horrific events that happened in Charlottesville last weekend, and how it fits into American history. Listen: http://backstoryradio.org/shows/first-draft-8-18
Ashley Farmer writes: "Moore gained the most traction for her reparations activism among activists in Southern California. With a group of L.A.-based black organizers, she founded the Reparations Committee for the Descendants of American Slaves. As the leader of the Reparations Committee, Moore published an extensive analysis of reparations: Why Reparations? Reparations Is the Battle Cry for … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Farmer on Audley Moore, Mother of the Reparations Movement – AAIHS
Take Em Down NOLA, a multi-racial, multi-generational coalition of organizers, artists, and activists committed to the removal of ALL symbols to White Supremacy in the city of New Orleans as a necessary part of the greater push for social and economic justice in the city. In May of 2017, the group began posting videos documenting … Continue reading VIDEO: The Take Em Down Nola Story
Joe Madison speaks with author Erica Armstrong Dunbar, about her book, "Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge." Taped in the wake of and with commentary on Charlottesville.
Crystal Marie Fleming on United States' history of white supremacy and the danger of stopping at statues: "From the inception of this nation, white supremacist ideology was used to justify genocide and slavery. And so, the problem of collective memory extends far beyond Confederate memorials. Removing memorials to white supremacy in the United States is … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Fleming writes “White Supremacy Is the Foundation of Our Country”
Charlottesville counter protest, organized with social media blackout to protect participants, retraced the path white supremacists demonstrators took on campus, bearing candles instead of torches. Image by Casey Kilmartin, h/t Bethany Nowviskie on Twitter.