This week in the twittersphere, the International Slavery Museum held its 20th annual Slavery Remembrance Day. Learn more about the event here. Similarly, the National Park Service marked the landing of enslaved Africans in Virginia in 1619 by hosting events to commemorate this significant moment in American history. Find out more here.
In his article, “Slavery Was Not A Secondary Part of Our History,” Jamelle Bouie investigates how bondage and freedom have always been intertwined in response to the recent debates sparked by The 1619 Project by The New York Times. Read it here.
Black scuba divers are searching for ships that carried enslaved Africans to the Americas. Published by The National Geographic, Kim Williamson examines the maritime archaeology program, Diving With A Purpose, whose divers search for ship wrecks and helped with the discovery and verification of the ship São José. Learn more here.
Published by The Washington Post, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy draws attention to slavery and the Spanish-Afro-American experience in colonial Florida in her article, “Everyone is Talking about 1619. But That’s Not Actually When Slavery in America Started.” Read it here.