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‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick Douglass’ Speech

  “The U.S. celebrates this Independence Day amid nationwide protests and calls for systemic reforms. In this short film, five young descendants of Frederick Douglass read and respond to excerpts of his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the…

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You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument

“The black people I come from were owned and raped by the white people I come from. Who dares to tell me to celebrate them?” So writes Caroline Randall Williams.  To read her complete essay, click here.

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Lost Souls Public Memorial Project’s 3rd Recitation of Names (virtual), May 30, 2020

Reciting names of those nearly 200 African Americans sold into permanent slavery in 1818 by a corrupt Middlesex County judge. Saturday, May 30, 2020, 7:30-8:30 ET https://uuma.zoom.us/j/896519516 The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project proudly presents the 3rd annual Recitation of…

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The Princeton and Slavery Plays, Part 1

“In 2016, McCarter [Theatre] commissioned 7 short plays in conjunction with Princeton University’s national public rollout of The Princeton and Slavery Project. History Professor Martha Sandweiss spearheaded this powerful community initiative, examining how the history of Princeton University is entwined…

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Charlottesville, VA Liberation and Freedom Day, March 3

For the first time since World War II, Charlottesville won’t honor Thomas Jefferson’s birthday this spring. Instead, on Tuesday, the city will celebrate the demise of slavery with a new holiday, Liberation and Freedom Day, commemorating the arrival of Union…

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