These past few weeks in the twittersphere, the Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies, Scotland's first research center for slavery studies, announced it will launch October 27th, 2020. Learn more about the event hereor explore the current initiatives and projects connected to the center here.
In his article published by Smithsonian Magazine, Jonathan Daniel Wells investigates New York police officers who sold free Black Americans into enslavement in the years before the Civil War. Read more here.
Christy Hyman explores a 'people's geography' of escaping slavery in North Carolina in her article, "The Disappearance of Eve and Sall: Escaping Slavery in North Carolina." Find it here.
Presented as part of the presidential initiative on Harvard and the legacy of slavery, a recent webinar examined the role of slavery in the North through the nineteenth century and the influence of Agassiz and scientific racism. Learn more here.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has pledged to spend $250 million over five years to help reimagine monuments. The initiative, the largest in the organization's history, will support the creation of new monuments as well as the relocation or rethinking of existing ones. Find out more here.
The latest episode of the Talking Violence podcast featured Ana Lucia Araujo who provides a critical introduction into the contested nature of slavery and how it connects to questions of memorialization and racism in the world today. Listen to the episode here.