This week in the twittersphere, Jesuits in St. Louis, Missouri, search for descendants of enslaved people forced to work at the St. Louis University, its church, and St. Stanislaus Seminary. Find out more here.
In his article, “Who Owns the Evidence of Slavery’s Violence,” Thomas Foster examines how a lawsuit against Harvard University over the ownership of daguerreotypes of enslaved men and women should encourage scholars and archivists to revisit and rethink how these images are used. Learn more here.
In a recent episode of New Books Network, Adam McNeil interviewed Jennifer Morgan on her work Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery, a critically important contribution to scholarly understandings about African and African American history, reproduction, gender, sexuality, and capitalism. Find the episode here.
In his article published by Black Perspectives, William Sturkey examines On the Books: Jim Crow and Algorithms of Resistance, a project that makes available the entire corpus of North Carolina's Jim Crow laws. It is the first and most complete collection of all Jim Crow laws from a single American state. Read more about the project here.
Black scuba divers documented slave shipwrecks forgotten for generations in the Florida Keys. Read more here.