This week in the twittersphere, Eagle Scout member Jackson Cantrell uncovered 153 names of Bernard de Marigny’s enslaved. Published by The New Orleans Advocate, Kadee Kreiger’s article “Eagle Scout Project Remembers Slaves Who Once Lived at Fontainebleau State Park," provides insight into Cantrell’s research and his findings. Learn more, here.
Published by Not Even Past, María Esther Hammack’s “Love in the Time of Texas Slavery,” explores the life of an enslaved black woman in Jackson County, Texas, her relationship with a Mexican man, and the couple’s tragic journey for freedom. Read more, here.
Gregory Schneider examines how the state of Virginia considered abolishing slavery after Nat Turner’s rebellion in 1831. Published by The Washington Post, Schneider’s article "The Birthplace of American Slavery Debated Abolishing It After Nat Turner’s Bloody Revolt," is especially timely as this year marks the origins of slavery in Virginia and the English colonies. Find it, here.
Also this week, the Remembrance Committee of Charleston held the 22nd annual Charleston Middle Passage Remembrance Program. While not an article, scholars interested in the memory and legacy of slavery and photography might be interested in The Post and Courier’s collection of images that depict elements of the program. See it, here.