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This week in the twittersphere, Audra D. S. Burch explored the connections between Monroetown, a small African-American community, and former president James Monroe’s estate in her article, “James Monroe Enslaved Hundreds. Their Descendants Still Live Next Door.” Find it here

Published by The Architect’s Newspaper, Emily Conklin examined how visual artist Keris Salmon explores the architecture of slavery through her latest print portfolio, “We Have Made These Lands What They Are: The Architecture of Slavery.” Read Conklin’s article here

Rooted in the transatlantic slave trade, the connection between Charleston and Freetown, Sierra Leone, grew even stronger this week as the two became sister cities. Published by The Post and Courier, Emily Williams highlights the extraordinary ties between Charleston and Freetown in her article, “With African American Museum Connection, Charleston and Freetown Become Sister Cities.” Read it here

Published by Crux, Mark Zimmermann’s article, “Church’s Historic Ties to Slavery Examined at Independence Day Conference,” reflects on a conference for African American Catholics that focused on the Catholic Church’s connection to slavery. Learn more here