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This week in the twittersphere, Rebecca Onion interviewed Kevin Levin on his newest book, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, and discussed the role of the internet in the myth of black confederates. Learn more here

Published by Independent, David Keys examines the recently discovered details of the first voyages of the transatlantic slave trade to the Americas in 1518 in his article, “Details of Horrific First Voyages in Transatlantic Slave Trade Revealed.” Read it here.

In five essays contained in the article, “The Missing Pieces of America’s Education,” scholars Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Diana Ramey Berry, Keffrelyn Brown, Anthony Brown, and Walter Johnson discuss aspects of slavery neglected in classrooms. Find the article here

Published by Smithsonian Magazine, Meilan Solly’s article, “155 Years After His Death, Abolitionist John Pierre Burr’s Epitaph Updated to Include His Father, Aaron Burr” explores the life of abolitionist John Pierre Burr and the research findings of his descendant revealing his connection to the vice-president. Learn more here