Native Americans As Slaves, Slave Owners In North →
MacArthur ‘Genius’ Tiya Miles does pioneering research on the relationship between Cherokee Indians and African-Americans. She speaks with host Michel Martin about shedding light on the unexplored history of Native American and African-American slavery in Michigan.
Rereading: Something Called Digital Humanities →
Tenn. Tea Party Demands Slavery Removed From... →
veganart: The Tea Party of Tennessee wants to remove from history textbooks any incidents of slavery and genocide linked to the founders of the U.S. for fear those references would tarnish the image of the Founding Fathers. Members of Tennessee tea parties presented state legislators with five priorities for action Wednesday January 11, including “rejecting” the federal health reform act,...
Challenges Ahead for UN Slavery Memorial →
via The Root: One day, a memorial to the millions of slaves wrenched from their homes in Africa and transported to the Americas will stand on the plaza at the United Nations in New York. That is the goal of an ambitious ambassador to the United Nations from Jamaica. However, the project does face some challenges. The design competition that was scheduled to end in December has now been...
Slavery Examples Used In Georgia School Worksheet...
via Huffington Post: “…It’s not just the word problems that are sparking criticism, but the way it’s being handled. According to the AJC, district officials said the elementary school’s principal will “work with teachers to come up with more appropriate lessons.” District spokesperson Sloan Roach told the station the teachers were trying to incorporate...
Researchers Tap Public Knowledge to Identify...
By Alexandra Rice A small team of researchers at Emory University is taking on the big task of identifying the origins of more than 90,000 Africans forced into slavery, and they’re appealing to the masses to help them do it. David Eltis, a history professor at Emory and lead researcher of the effort, known as the African Origins project, has spent over a decade tracking down records...
ART REVIEW: The mystery of Julien Hudson, free man... →
A Titian in Louisiana? One who - presumably because of his race - was sidelined, vilified, and driven to despair? In the history of race relations in this country, it’s explosive stuff. Yet after Desdunes’s book was published, subsequent commentators were quick to realize that the artist he was referring to was not, in fact, Alexandre Pickhil (no such person existed) but Julien Hudson, a...
Slavery Atlas receives recognition from the... →
>The Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade co-authored by Professor David Richardson from the University of Hull and Professor David Eltis of Emory University in the United States has received The James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History. The prize is awarded annually by the American Historical Association (AHA) to recognize outstanding historical writing that explores aspects of...
By 1860, five of the 10 wealthiest free men of color in the South—Bernard...– Schweninger, Loren. “Antebellum Free Persons of Colour in Postbellum Louisiana.” Louisiana History 30 (1989), 351