During these past two weeks in the twitter sphere, Harvard University’s Faculty Executive Committee of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology announced it will work to develop initiatives to increase public access to a set of historic photographs of enslaved people at the center of a lawsuit against the university. Learn more here.
In her article for Forbes, Kristina Killgrove explores how a DNA study of skeletons from a farmstead in Delaware revealed new information about the transatlantic slave trade. Read more here.
A massive new online database called "Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade" will connect billions of historic records on the vital details of enslaved people and their captors. Find out more here.
Published by People, Joelle Goldstein explores the relationship between ancestral resiliency and the legacy of slavery in her article, “ Powerful Photo Shows Black Medical Students Standing on a Former Slave Plantation in White Coats.” Read more here.
Five years after the abolition of slavery, a Methodist minister in Waynesville, North Carolina, carried out a personal act of reparation by granting his former slaves a plot of land. Learn more here.
In her article published by The Washington Post, Yonat Shimron details how delegates to the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial meeting voted overwhelmingly to advocate for the creation of a federal commission to study and develop proposals for reparations for slavery. Find out more here.