This week in the twittersphere, Steve Pokin explores how an enslaved woman named Mary filed a lawsuit to free herself and her three children in Greene County, Missouri in 1843. Learn more here.
Published by The Atlantic, Jeffrey Ostler’s article, “The Shameful Final Grievance of the Declaration of Independence,” examines how the last in the list of grievances against King George III was both a push to preserve slavery and suppress Native American resistance. Read more here.
In his article published by the LA Times, Jaweed Kaleem investigates what Georgetown's atonement means for the campus debates over slavery. Read it here.
Also this week, The White House Historical Association launched Slavery in the President's Neighbourhood, which is a new digital resource dedicated to the stories of the enslaved people who built the White House, worked in the White House, or lived in the neighbourhood. Learn more here.