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African Americans, Black History, Slavery


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28 Organizations That Empower Black Communities, by Zahara Hill at Huffington Post

African American Family Records From time of slavery free on line

Americaís War On Black Girls, by Brittney Cooper at Salon

The Antislavery Literature Project website offers public access to a body of literature crucial to understanding African American experience, US and hemispheric histories of slavery, and early human rights philosophies.

The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes, an interactive map from SlateBlack History Month Facts & Figures from Diversity Inc., including a timeline and other information.

Between the World and Me  by Ta-Nahisi Coates 

Bino & Fino: Celebrating My Child's Black Identity

Black People Need Sanctuary Cities Too, by JanŠe Bonsu at Essence

Black Privilege, a powerful poem by Crystal Valentine

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

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

The Exploitation of Martin Luther King's Legacy by White Supremacy, from The Establishment

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 Good, Racist People, by Ta-Nehisi Coates in the New York Times

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

Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage

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

The Maafa, A Healing Journey

The Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project

My President Was Black, by Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic

National Museum of African American History & Culture

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

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

Sankofa Kuumba Cultural Center, Hartford CT

Slaverysite is a resource for information about the Atlantic slave trade and slavery in America

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

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