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The 1619 Project

“The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of…

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The Clear Connection Between Slavery And American Capitalism by Dina Gerdeman

As seen by the number of posts today [more to come], last night’s Continuing Conversation about reparations was extremely engaging.  Caroline Clarke did a magnificent job educating the audience about conditions imposed on the African American community far beyond slavery….

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Juneteenth Hack-a-Thon Information, June 28, 2019

On Friday June 28, 2019 from 12-2 p.m.  the New Jersey State Library, in partnership with Freedom on the Move, will host a Hack-a-Thon in honor of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United…

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O Say Can You See; Suing for Freedom

The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently debuted an online database of more than 500 court cases in which enslaved persons had sued to gain their freedom. The project collected, digitized, and makes…

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Black History Trail Makes 200 Stops Across Massachusetts

“Massachusetts was the first [colony] to legalize slavery, in 1641. Even before then, merchants in the Massachusetts Bay Colony had enslaved Native Americans, and by 1638 were bartering them for Africans in the West Indies. The slave trade grew from…

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