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From Twitter

This week in the twittersphere, scholars honored International Women’s Day by highlighting the remarkable lives of women such as Harriet Tubman. Published by History Extra, Sophie Beal’s article “Harriet Tubman and the ‘Underground Railroad,’” tells the story of Tubman’s life, from escaping slavery in 1849 to her participation in the Underground Railroad and the American Civil War.

Mellon Scholars Program at the Library Company of Philadelphia

The Mellon Scholars Internship Program (June 3 through June 30, 2019). Interns will be rising seniors or recent college graduates and will receive a $2,000 stipend and additional support for travel and housing. Application deadline: March 15, 2019, with a decision to be made by April 15.

From Twitter

This week in the twittersphere, Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Tiya Miles, co-winners of the 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, discuss their individual processes of research and writing. Published by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and moderated by Jim Knable, Dunbar and Miles's conversation also explores the concept of souls in the study of slavery. Read more, here:

NEW: Slave Voyages 2.0 Live at

On behalf of the Voyages Team, it is a pleasure to announce the launch of the second version of the slave voyages website today at

We thank our collaborators, supporters, and users. We hope that the website will continue serving as a site for education, research, and remembrance of that tragic chapter in human history. 

Best wishes, 

Daniel B. Domingues da Silva
Assistant Professor
Department of History
Rice University