"From tangible mixed-media work to performance art, the artworks were richly exhilarated and undergirded by the spectacular. What we encountered at the Loophole was a collective praxis committed to remembering, reconstructing, and reconvening, with the goal of centering our elders." | From Edna Bonhomme, via Public Books / Then and now, art
Nick Biddle has been identifed as the first person wounded in the "Great American Rebellion." | From the University of Virginia / Nick Biddle, wounded in a mob attack in Baltimore in April 1861, commissioned a carte de visite portrait (John L. Nau III Civil War History Collection) to memorialize his experience
Professor Dorothy Roberts details a particular assault on the African-American family. | Via Slate Magazine / "ASFA (Adoption and Safe Familes Act of 1997) was marketed using racist rhetoric that vilified impoverished Black mothers and demeaned their bonds with their children. Its passage was part of a legislative assault on government assistance
From Harvard Law School / Professor Martha S. Jones delivered the inaugural Belinda Sutton Distinguished Lecture at Harvard Law School, titled “What’s So Hard About Hard Histories?” Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, Professor at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. | WATCH.
Anton and BC welcome Dr. Ashuanta Anderson for a discussion about cultural pride reinforcement, the power of children’s books, and how we can propel all children closer to our collective Wakanda. Ashaunta T. Anderson, MD, MPH, MSHS is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine
Join the movement to preserve, enhance, and elevate historic Black neighborhoods and commercial districts by strengthening connections between the people who serve them. | Historic African American Neighborhood and District Summit 2022Join us for the second annual HAANDS Summit in the Sweet Auburn Historic District, in Atlanta, Georgia.EventbriteWe Shall Overcome:
The Freedmen's Bureau Search Portal is now LIVE. | From the NMAAHC / "The Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal provides unprecedented opportunities for family historians and genealogists to search for their ancestors and for scholars to research a variety of topics related to slavery and Reconstruction in the Freedmen’s Bureau records.
Event: November 16, 2023 | The newly created New York State Commission on African American History will highlight contributions by Africans and African Americans to the United States and to New York State. From the NYSCAAH / "Partnering with community-based organizations, the New York State Commission on African American History will bring
Author Clint Smith ponders what lessons Germany can teach America about remembering the unthinkable. THIS is how we RECOLLECT... | From The Atlantic / "After spending time in Germany, I, too, gained a sense of clarity about the interconnectedness of racial oppression and state violence. I left with a clearer understanding of
Event: 2022-2023 in select American and Canadian cities. | Produced by the Paquin Entertainment Group in partnership with National Geographic, the Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience utilizes nine distinct multi-sensory galleries to purpotedly unlock the 3,300 year old story of King Tut in an evolution of immersive experiences. Via
Elias Rodriques reminds us why author and professor, Saidiya Hartman, has been, and is, so pivotal. | From Elias Rodriques, via The Nation / "Saidiya Hartman has shaped studies of Black life for over two decades. Her first book, 1997’s Scenes of Subjection, argued that slavery was foundational to the American
Event: November 6, 2022 | From the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum / Through a series of experiential activities, visitors will first learn to tap into the issues they care about and then envision their own version of a utopia in an immersive “Dream Space.” Here, visitors will be asked to imagine, with all
Event: November 12, 2022 | From the Schomburg / "The Schomburg Center’s annual Open House is an invitation to the general public to come inside the Center and learn about our approach to research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. It is an
Event: November 9, 2022 | From the Schomburg Center / Frank Stewart and Chester Higgins, Jr. have created iconic portraits of Bearden that have become synonymous with the artist’s image. Forming part of the rich assortment of photographs available in the artist’s archives, the works of these photographers feature Bearden
The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the 2023 Harriet Tubman Prize, which will be awarded to a distinguished nonfiction book published in the United States on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.
Stephen Starr details an underappreciated African American community for the BBC. | "Fleeing white-led violence and racial segregation laws (known as Jim Crow laws) in Southern states after the end of the US Civil War and the abolition of slavery in 1865, African Americans streamed north into the coal fields of
From the LA Opera / In 1807, a 37-year-old scholar living in West Africa was captured and forced aboard a ship bound for Charleston, South Carolina. Omar Ibn Said's life and Muslim faith are remembered and retold in this inspirational West Coast premiere inspired by his remarkable 1831 autobiography (the only
From The Africa Center / “There has been a significant and accelerated shift in the ways African and Afro-descended people are now connecting with each other and with the African continent no matter where we are in the world. Culturally, we’re experiencing a renaissance with both our African and African
The 1619 project prepares to help America read together, think together, and build together in 2023. | From 1619 / "The 1619 Project is The New York Times Magazine’s award-winning reframing of American history that placed slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative. The project, which
Hakim Adi is Professor of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester, and the most prominent and preeminent scholar of Blacks in the UK. He is the author of several titles, including Black British History, New Perspectives, West Africans in Britain/1900-1960, and the focus of this