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These past few weeks in the twittersphere, The University of Maryland’s College of Arts and Sciences announced that the Department of Women's Studies is changing its name to the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Additionally, scholarship on Tubman’s life and works will be incorporated into the curricula, programming, and service to impact the entire campus. Learn more here

Benjamin Dodman investigates how a magazine depicting a black lawmaker as a slave in shackles cast stark light on France's failure to confront its legacies of enslavement. Learn more here

Scotland’s Programme for Government has announced that the government will sponsor an independent expert group to recommend how the country's existing and future museum collections can better recognize and represent a more accurate portrayal of Scotland's colonial and slavery history. Read more here

Stephen Mullen explores the connections between James Watt, slavery, and commemoration in Scotland in his article published by History Workshop. Find it here

A new digital project, On These Grounds, will create a freely available, linked, open-data model that will bring to light the history of enslavement at colleges and universities and the lived experiences of the enslaved who lived and labored in conjunction with higher educational institutions. Find out more here

In his article published by ABC7, Don Thompson examines a new taskforce created by California lawmakers that will study and make recommendations for reparations to African Americans, particularly descendants of slavery. Read more here

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