This week in the twittersphere, Notes on the State published a new podcast episode that examines the life of Sally Hemings and how her story should influence the way scholars understand the history of Thomas Jefferson. Listen to the episode here.
Published by The Intercept, Alice Speri’s article, “Take Your Freedom,” explores how a two-hour play about slavery and human freedom during the Civil War performed by men incarcerated at a New York state prison deeply resonates with modern mass incarceration. Find out more here.
Abigail Cooper investigates how Civil War refugee camps illustrated the ways African Americans built a future from the ashes of slavery in her article published by Futurity. Read it here.
Mount Vernon, the historic Virginia estate of George and Martha Washington, has stopped selling a souvenir magnet made to resemble the first president’s dentures after a historian tweeted about the artifact’s connection to slavery. Learn more here.