This week in the twittersphere, scholars addressed the relationship between Christmas and the institution of slavery. Robert May examines the legacies of inaccurate stories about Christmas on plantations in his article published by The Dallas Morning News. Find it here.
Similarly, Rebecca Onion’s “There’s Nothing Festive About a ‘Plantation Christmas,’” explains why holiday events at historic plantations should be cancelled. Read more here.
Published by The Washington Post, Sydney Trent explores the unique way Henry ‘Box' Brown liberated himself from slavery in her article, “Slavery Cost Him His Family. That’s When Henry ‘Box’ Brown Mailed Himself to Freedom.” Find it here.
In order to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African slaves in America, Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo declared 2019 as the Year of Return, a campaign that attempted to speak to the entire African diaspora. Learn more here.