This week in the twittersphere, the Dalhousie University offered an apology to Black Nova Scotians for its role in the Atlantic Slave trade and its historical ties to slavery. Learn more here.
A piece by the Liberty Africa Writers highlights an enslaved Ghanaian woman named Breffu who led a revolt against the Danish army stationed in the West Indies in 1733. Read more about Breffu’s revolt here.
A new podcast episode by Teaching Tolerance explores the relationship between the institution of slavery and indigenous populations in North America. The episode, "Indigenous Enslavement," is hosted by Hasan Kwame Jeffries and Meredith McCoy and features an interview with Christina Snyder who discusses how European invasion changed indigenous ideas about bondage. Find the episode here.
In her article, “A Downtown Jackson Alley Was Renamed After a Woman Who Escaped Slavery," Sarah Clinkscales details the renaming and transformation of a street in Jackson City, Michigan, to honor Emma Nichols, an enslaved woman who came to the city on the Underground Railroad. Learn more here.
Also this week, The 1619 Project published its second podcast episode, “The Economy that Slavery Built." In it, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Jesmyn Ward, and Matthew Desmond investigate the relationshjp between American Capitalism and the brutality of slavery on the plantation. Listen to the episode or read the transcript here.