SOURCE: Frederick Douglass on How Congress Can Fight a ‘Treacherous President’ – The Atlantic

The Atlantic reprints Frederick Douglass’s 1866 essay on how Congress can cope with a chief executive who refuses to recognize the rights of all citizens:

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NEWS: “We Replaced You”

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.

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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DIGITAL: Network Visualization of the Civil War Governors of Kentucky 

“On August 10, 2017, my partner Sara Carlstead Brumfield and I delivered this presentation at Digital Humanities 2017 in Montreal.  The presentation was coauthored by Patrick Lewis, Whitney Smith, Tony Curtis, and Jeff Dycus, our collaborators at Kentucky Historical Society…

“The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition was conceived to address a problem in the historical record of Civil War-era Kentucky that originates from the conflict between the slaveholding, unionist elite with the federal government. During the course of the war, they had fallen out completely. As a result, at the end of the war the people who wrote the histories of the war—even though they had been Unionists—ended up wishing they had seceded, so they wrote these pro-Confederate histories that biased the historical record. What this means is that the secondary sources are these sort-of Lost Cause narratives that don’t reflect the lived experience of the people of Kentucky during the Civil War. So in order to find about that experience, we have to go back to the primary sources.”

Of special interest:

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NEWS/DIGITAL: The Disturbing History Of Confederate Monuments, In A Single Image

“Symbols of the Confederacy have retained their ugly power for 150 years, and the number of monuments has actually increased at crucial moments in recent American history. An infographic from the Southern Poverty Law Centermaps out Confederate iconography, including monuments and names of schools, from the end of the Civil War in 1861 to 2016–revealing that the increase in tributes to the Confederacy mirrors important moments in civil rights…”

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BLOGROLL: Bundles on the Harlem Delegation’s Visit to the White House to Protest Lynching – August 1, 1917 

A’Lelia Bundles writes on her blog about anti-lynching protests in the United States:

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