Museums Art on Slavery | Transformation Mask | Ahasteen Comics 2018 | All White All Male History and more

  EXCERPT: Removing a person’s name was a means of erasing their identity and imposing a “social death” that transformed enslaved persons into property rather than living individuals. Both historians and museum professionals have begun to realize the need for revising the way we frame and label the past, and to support this movement within […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]