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During these past two weeks in the twittersphere, a scholar at Newcastle University discovered the last known survivor of the transatlantic slave trade to the United States. Learn more here.

 

In his article published by The Daily Press, Matthew Korfhage explores how Thomas Downing, a descendant of slaves, became the oyster king of New York during the height of American slavery. Read more here.

 

The McLennan Community College Julia Fund scholarship aims to provide financial and career advancement support for students who are descendants of slaves. Find out more here.

 

Deirdre Cooper Owens examines gynecology’s brutal roots in slavery on an episode of Berkeley Talks, a Berkeley Information podcast. Listen to the episode and find the transcript here.

 

Published by The Conversation, Mary Wills’ article, “Royal Navy Sailors Were Appalled by the Conditions on Slave Ships, but Those They ‘Rescued’ Rarely Experienced True Freedom,” investigates the complexities of British abolitionism in the early nineteenth century. Learn more here.

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