This week in the twittersphere, Sarah Churchwell explores the relationship between slavery and modern American capitalism in her article “’The Lehman Trilogy’ and Wall Street’s Debt to Slavery.” Published by NYR Daily, Churchwell’s article serves as both a critical review of the 2013 theatrical play The Lehman Trilogy and an examin
This week in the twittersphere, Eagle Scout member Jackson Cantrell uncovered 153 names of Bernard de Marigny’s enslaved. Published by The New Orleans Advocate, Kadee Kreiger’s article “Eagle Scout Project Remembers Slaves Who Once Lived at Fontainebleau State Park," provides insight into Cantrell’s research and his findings.
In honor of Memorial Day this week, twitterstorians examined the relationship between slavery and the holiday. Published by History.com, Davis Roos’ article “One of the Earliest Memorial Day Ceremonies was held by Freed Slaves,” explores how formerly enslaved people in Charleston honored fallen Union Soldiers at the close of the Civil War.
This week in the twittersphere, the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to arrive in the United States, was found this week in Alabama waters. Meagan Flynn details the discovery in her article for The Washington Post.
This week in the twittersphere, the podcast The Dig hosted by Daniel Denver explores slavery in New England and the broader Atlantic World in the newly released episode, “Capitalism and Slavery, Pt.
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This week in the twittersphere, William and Mary College selected a design for a future memorial dedicated to recognizing the university’s role in the history of slavery.
This week in the twittersphere, Georgetown University observed Washington D.C.'s Emancipation Day through a series of events focusing on historical documentation and reclaiming narratives of slavery and the Civil War. One of the events focused on the transcription of materials from the slavery archives. Learn more, here: https://www.georgetown.edu/news/emancipation-day-celebration-includes-historical-record-tr...
Reparations for slavery was an important topic of discussion in the Twittersphere this week. Published by Politico Magazine, Jesús A. Rodríguez’s article “This Could Be the First Slavery Reparations Policy in America,” explores the evolution of Georgetown University’s student activism calling for reparations.
This week in the twittersphere, new findings suggest Cudjo Lewis was not the last living survivor of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Published by The New York Times, Sandra Garcia’s, “She Survived a Slave Ship, the Civil War, and the Depression. Her Name Was Redoshi,” highlights historian Hannah Durkin’s research on the subject.