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.
Congratulations to H-Slavery for reaching one thousand followers in the Twittersphere this week!
With the midterm elections dominating the Twittersphere this week, one state voted to remove the language of slavery from the state constitution.
Trending in the Twittersphere the past two weeks, the University of Virginia posted images of the design for the university's memorial to the enslaved. Check out the images of the installation here. Similarly, a trending piece by journalist Patrick Sisson titled "Confronting Slavery Head-On, New Museums Shift How U.S.