This week in the twittersphere, a scholar and direct descendant of Gabriel, an enslaved man who planned to take over Richmond, Virginia, in August 1800, discusses the
This week in the twittersphere, Slate reissued the podcast series, The History of American Slavery, to add to the growing discussions surrounding The 1619 Project and efforts to bring the history of slavery into public conversation.
This week in the twittersphere, students from Shenandoah University and John Handley High School helped map rediscovered grave sites of freed and enslaved peoples at The Henrico Baltimore Family Cemetery.
In the twittersphere these past two weeks, a local resident of Sandwich, Massachusetts, renewed his efforts to have the gravesite of Joseph Wilson, a formerly enslaved man who fought with the Union Army, recognized as a unique Civil War site. Read more here.
This week in the twittersphere, twitterstorians remarked on the two hundred and sixteenth anniversary of Haiti's independence. The first known government copy of Haiti's Declaration of Independence was found ten years ago at the British National Archives. Read more about the document and its discovery here.
During these past two weeks in the twitter sphere, Harvard University’s Faculty Executive Committee of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology announced it will work to develop initiatives to increase public access to a set of historic photographs of enslaved people at the center of a lawsuit against the university. Learn more here.
This week in the twittersphere, on behalf of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, the Hall Family Foundation recently purchased the oldest known photograph of enslaved African-Americans with cotton. Learn more here.
This week in the twittersphere, Georgetown University released a new timeline graphic that follows the sale of enslaved people by the Maryland Jesuits', from the first discussions of a sale by clergy members in 1813 to documentation of emancipation in Louisiana in 1864. See it here.