African-Americans, Black History, Slavery

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African Americans Have Lost Untold Acres Over Last Century, by Leah Douglas at The Nation

The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes, an interactive map from Slate Black History Month 

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nahisi Coates

Bino & Fino: Celebrating My Child’s Black Identity

Black Privilege, a poem by Crystal Valentine

The Black Radical Tradition, a compilation of writings put together by libcom.orgfacingourunhealedpast_med

Coming to the Table — Descendents of the enslaved and of enslavers come together

Could Black People in the U.S. Qualify As Refugees? by Raha Jorjani in the Washington Post

Crossing the Waters Cultural Exchange Institute, building alliances between artists and others in the U.S. with groups in Africa

The Destruction of Black Wall Street by Josie Pickens at Ebony

Disowning Slavery, Gradual Emancipation and “Race” in New England 1780–1860, by Joanne Pope Melish

Equal Justice Initiative: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror

Found Voices, recordings of slave narratives, from ABC News, 1999

Forgotten Martin Luther King Quotes that Show He Was a Revolutionary, by Jenee Desmond-Harris on Vox

The Freedmen’s Bureau Project — African American Family Records From time of slavery free on line

Hey Black America, Let’s All Ditch Our Slave Names, by Zaron Burnett at The Bigger Picture

The Hidden History of Slavery in New England (Boston Globe, 9/26/10)

How fugitive slaves kept their freedom deep in the swamps, by Richard Grant at the Smithsonian Museum

Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia — Using objects of intolerance to teach tolerance and promote social justice

The Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project

National Museum of African American History & Culture

New database will document burial sites of U.S. slaves, by Allison Meier at Hyperallergic

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy

Race & Recovery 10 Years After Katrina, an infographic by Miriam Zoila Perez at Colorlines

Retracing Slavery’s Trail of Tears: From the Tobacco South to the Cotton South, by Edward Ball at The Smithsonian

Slavery in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts, a book by Dr. Robert H. Romer of Amherst, MA

Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North, by C.S. Manegold