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Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’ | Osage Murders

A historian collecting thousands of runaway slave ads describes them as “the tweets of the master class” in the 18th and 19th centuries. Source: Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’ - The Washington Post https://twitter.com/waynecurtis/status/851882742258290688 https://twitter.com/fdell3/status/851889362128310273 Osage Murders for Oil The Osage tribe in Oklahoma became spectacularly… Continue reading Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’ | Osage Murders

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Slavery: ‘You Can Never Truly Understand What Happened Centuries Ago’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m06k_Gy07tA The Slave Cabin Project By Leoneda Inge, Wunc.org [February 27, 2014] There is no official count on how many slave cabins are left standing across the country today.  You might ask,  “Who’s counting?” Well, the South Carolina-based Slave Dwelling Project is counting and so is the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Archaeologists at James… Continue reading Slavery: ‘You Can Never Truly Understand What Happened Centuries Ago’

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Remembering racism and slavery in artifacts

Installing an Artifact in a Museum That Hasn’t Even Been Built Yet For many, the most poignant symbols of segregation during the Jim Crow era are the four men who refused to leave a Greensboro lunch counter or the arrest of Rosa Parks after she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery City… Continue reading Remembering racism and slavery in artifacts