This week in the Twittersphere, Peniel Joseph's article "Why this Year's Black History Month is Pivotal" reminds us that this year, 2019, marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans brought to the British colonial America.
This week in the twittersphere, an unusual letter found in the manuscript collections at the Library of Congress made the spotlight. Explored by historian Adam Rothman in his article “’My Dear Master:’ An Enslaved Blacksmith’s Letter to a President,” the letter provides a glimpse into the life and political awareness of one enslaved man during the mid-nineteenth century.
This week in the twittersphere, the story of Margaret Garner, an enslaved woman living in the early nineteenth-century, was published in The New York Times. Written by Rebecca Carroll, the article provides insight into Garner's life, which served as the inspiration behind Toni Morrison's novel Beloved. It is part of a series of obituaries bringing attention to remarkable black men and women whose deaths remained largely invisible from the public record. From Garner's story of enslavement to Mary Ellen Pleasant, a former slave who became a Gold Rush-era billionaire, this o
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This week in the Twittersphere, Bryan Stevenson discusses America’s unresolved past in relation to the First Step Act, a prison-reform bill passed by Congress in early January. Interviewed by Jamie Lowe and published by The New York Times Magazine, Stevenson draws connections between slavery, mass incarceration, and racial ideology.
This week in the Twittersphere, a panel, created to explore Dalhousie Univeristy's history of racism and slavery, recommended to maintain the University's name but extend an apology for its links to slavery.
Happy New Years from H-Slavery’s Twitter! With the arrival of 2019 this week, the twittersphere witnessed several tweets reflecting on the relationship between the Emancipation Proclamation and New Years Day.
With the recent holidays, the relationship between slavery and Christmas was trending in the Twittersphere this week. The We’re History article “Christmas on a Slave Plantation” written by Michael McLean, explores how Christmas served as both a method of control and avenue of resistance. Similarly, Black Perspectives published an article by Yesenia Barragan on the relationship between slavery, fugitivity, and the Christmas season.
This week in the Twittersphere, news on the graphic novel Wake by Rebecca Hall made the rounds. Originally published by Hyperallergic in April, the article “An Afrofuturist Graphic Novel Revives the Lost Histories of Women-Led Slave Revolts,” began to circulate again.
This week, the Twittersphere witnessed the anniversary of John Brown’s execution which occurred on December 2nd, one hundred fifty nine years ago. A published transcription of the last letter he wrote to his wife and children urging them to “abhor, with undying hatred also, that sum of all villainies-Slavery,” made the rounds.