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This week in the twittersphere, twitterstorians remarked on the two hundred and sixteenth anniversary of Haiti's independence. The first known government copy of Haiti's Declaration of Independence was found ten years ago at the British National Archives. Read more about the document and its discovery here.

In his article published by the New York Daily News, Brian Niemietz details the discovery of a slave cemetery found beneath the grounds of a country club in Tallahassee, Florida. Learn more here

A short NPR episode hosted by Sarah McCammon features Harvard University's first and only Gullah Geechee instructor Sunn m'Cheaux and explores the significance of teaching Gullah at the university. Listen to the episode or read the transcript here

The newly elected Member of Parliament for East Lothian, Scotland, is calling for John Swinton, a nineteenth century Scottish expat who fought for the abolition of slavery in America, to be recognized as a local hero. Learn more here
 

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