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This week in the twittersphere, Slate reissued the podcast series, The History of American Slavery, to add to the growing discussions surrounding The 1619 Project and efforts to bring the history of slavery into public conversation. Learn more here.

 

In his article published by The Nation, Channing Gerard Joseph tells the story of William Dorsey Swann, a former slave who also became the first person to dub himself a “queen of drag.” Read more here.

 

A new exhibit at the Black History Museum in Richmond, Virginia, tells the stories of six enslaved families who helped build and maintain Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Find out more here.

 

Published by The New Yorker, Casey Cep’s article, “The Fight to Preserve African-American History,” investigates how activists and preservationists are changing the kinds of places protected and what it means to preserve them. Learn more here.

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