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Why I don’t celebrate the 4th of July

Following the Continuing Conversation about Nationalism vs. Patriotism on July 2, Joyce Trotman-Jordan, Not in Our Town board member, wrote the following: “I was a freshman in college when I realized for the first time this holiday was not for…

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Can Art Museums Help Illuminate Early American Connections To Slavery?

Sarah E. Bond answers “Yes” to the question about the role of art museums vis a vis the history of slavery in the United States.  Describing efforts in a number of museums, including the Princeton University Art Museum, Bond “explor[es]…

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Implicit Bias and American History

Chernoh Sesay Jr. illustrates how applying the social psychology concept of implicit bias to “historical studies of race, human bondage, and post-slavery, might . . . open new revelations and pose new remedies for the issue of race in the…

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The Women Behind White Power

Have you seen the recent thought-provoking NYT article entitled, “The Women Behind White Power”? Here’s an excerpt: As is the case with so much of history, stories about the nation’s racism have focused on the dramatic, not the daily, on…

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How Do You Teach Slavery?

1a radio program host Joshua Johnson and his guests Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Chair of the Teaching Hard History Advisory Board and associate professor of history at Ohio State University, Adam Sanchez, high school history teacher, editor of “Rethinking Schools” magazine…

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