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What's new in the twittersphere over these past two weeks? Emily West’s blog post explores the legacy of slavery and its relationship to motherhood in her article “The Double-Edged Sword of Motherhood Under American Slavery.” Published on the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture’s blog Uncommon Sense, West’s post serves as an accompaniment to the episode “Motherhood in Early America,” for the podcast, Ben Franklin’s World. Find West’s blog post, here: or listen to the podcast episode, here:

Published by The Post and Courier, Warren Wise expolores the use of slave labor in brickwork in his article, “Fingerprints of Enslaved Children Imprinted on Charleston Bricks Show City’s Dark Past.” Find it, here:

Students at The Academy at Penguin Hall in Massachusetts’s discovered the history of and raised money for a proper headstone for a local unmarked grave. The grave belonged to former slave, Lucy Foster who was freed at sixteen. Learn more, here:

Published by Library Journal, Lisa Peet’s article “Freedom on the Move Crowdsources ‘Runaway Ads’ for Database on Fugitives from Slavery,” examines how the recently launched database continues to grow and expand its reach, especially within the classroom. Read more, here:

Julie Henry and Eleanor Hardy explore efforts by The National Trust to research the relationship between historic houses, slavery, and British Imperialism in their article published by The Daily Mail. Find it, here:

Published by The Washington Post, Gregory Schneider’s “They Were Pioneers Whose Story Tells Much About Race,” explores how the lives of Anthony and Mary Johnson, who are among the earliest people of African descent in Jamestown, complicate the history of slavery, freedom, and the construction of race in colonial Virginia. Learn more, here:

Whereas Schneider’s article examines the lives of a free black family in colonial Virginia, DeNeen Brown’s article “A Symbol of Slavery – and Survival,” provides a contrasting story. Also published by The Washington Post, Brown’s article examines the life of Angela, a West African woman who was enslaved and brought to Jamestown in 1619. Read more, here: