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Resources that address our questions about slavery. The 1619 Project. America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One. My dad always flew an American flag in our front yard.

America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One

Did Only 1.4 Percent of White Americans Own Slaves in 1860? An oft-reshared post from “Proud Southern Deplorable” aptly captures an entire genre of memes and social media posts that attempt to downplay the severity of white America’s historical complicity in slavery: This article deals specifically with the statistic that “only 1.4% of Americans owned slaves.”

Did Only 1.4 Percent of White Americans Own Slaves in 1860?

(For information about free blacks who owned slaves, these claims have been addressed in an earlier piece here.) “Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project” Is An Amazing & Horrifying Collection – With Teacher Resources. The Library of Congress’ Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936 to 1938 collection “contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.

These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration, later renamed Work Projects Administration (WPA).” In addition, though I don’t think it’s that clearly visible, there are also many suggestions on how teachers can use them. You can find them by going here and, underneath the top image, seeing “Overview | History | Critical Thinking | Arts & Humanities.”

Click on either “History,” “Critical Thinking,” or “Arts & Humanities,” and then underneath each one you’ll find a ton of links that will, in turn, lead you to specific lesson ideas. Coincidentally, the same day I learned about this resource the Montgomery Advertiser published an interactive headlined ‘Where was the Lord?’ Related. Clotilda, 'last American slave ship,' discovered in Alabama. White Women Were Avid Slaveowners, a New Book Shows. Vibrant pictures show the Caribbean's Carnival 'rebellion' Martin Luther King, Jr. Was More Radical Than You Think - by Ben Passmore. On the 50th anniversary of his death, it’s time to remember who he really was by Ben Passmore Posted April 4th, 2018.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Was More Radical Than You Think - by Ben Passmore

The Secret Slaves of The Middle East. My stolen childhood: understanding the trokosi system - BBC Africa Eye documentary. How Aristocracies Work: The American Class Divide: Matthew Stewart. The policing of black Americans is racial harassment funded by the state. The rap group Public Enemy famously stated that “911 is a joke”.

The policing of black Americans is racial harassment funded by the state

But that was in 1990. These days 911 is dead serious. Anyone in the United States can dial those three numbers and summon people with guns and handcuffs to participate in their anti-black paranoia. It’s racial harassment, sponsored by the government and supported by tax dollars. When one calls 911 in New York City, the first question the dispatcher asks is “What is your emergency?” 'They Choose a Name For Themselves' - Surnames in Slavery and Freedom. In Western culture, our surnames are traditionally handed down along a patrimonial line.

'They Choose a Name For Themselves' - Surnames in Slavery and Freedom

If Your father was a Smith, you are a Smith – if you are male, then your children will also be Smiths. While this was how it worked for most of European society, it was not allowed to cross over to the slaves held by that society. And yet, former slaves such as Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Nat Turner and Harriet Tubman all had surnames.

In fact, nearly every slave freed, whether by pre-war emancipation or the Fourteenth Amendment, had one. US history explains that white fear of black people is just another tool to enforce racial segregation. University students often keep late hours—so it’s unsurprising to see them asleep amidst books and papers in libraries and common rooms.

US history explains that white fear of black people is just another tool to enforce racial segregation

And yet, when a white Yale student saw Lolade Siyonbola, a black graduate student, had drifted off while writing a paper in their dorm’s common room, she assumed something was wrong—and called the police. The incident, which took place in the early morning hours of May 8, is one of several recent encounters to shine a spotlight on the daily realities of being black in a shared space.

In Oakland, California, a white person called the police on black people barbecuing. In Rialto, California, a white neighbor called the police on a group of black women checking out of their Airbnb rental because they hadn’t waved at her. In Memphis, Tennessee, a white woman called the police on a black real-estate investor.

Firstly, white people’s fearful reactions to people of color is, itself, a means of dictating who gets to feel comfortable in a public space. Capitalism 101 - by Satwik Gade and Manasi Karthik. Imperialism, suffering, and violence are a feature, not a flaw. by Satwik Gade and Manasi Karthik Posted Yesterday.

Capitalism 101 - by Satwik Gade and Manasi Karthik

This Day in Quotes: “No rights which the white man was bound to respect.” On March 6, 1857, the U.S.

This Day in Quotes: “No rights which the white man was bound to respect.”

Supreme Court issued it’s controversial decision on Scott v. Sandford — generally referred to as “the Dred Scott case.” From the archive: 1863, Lincoln's great debt to Manchester. When cotton was king, Manchester's busy textile mills dressed the world.

From the archive: 1863, Lincoln's great debt to Manchester

Because of this, great fortunes were made and ordinary families were fed. But in 1862, Lancashire mill workers, at great personal sacrifice, took a principled stand by refusing to touch raw cotton picked by US slaves. On the other side of the Atlantic, President Lincoln's Northern Union was waging war against a breakaway of southern states. 1st US Census asked 4 questions click 2x. The article removed from Forbes, “Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel” – Political Orphans. How Native American Slaveholders Complicate the Trail of Tears Narrative. When you think of the Trail of Tears, you likely imagine a long procession of suffering Cherokee Indians forced westward by a villainous Andrew Jackson.

How Native American Slaveholders Complicate the Trail of Tears Narrative

Perhaps you envision unscrupulous white slaveholders, whose interest in growing a plantation economy underlay the decision to expel the Cherokee, flooding in to take their place east of the Mississippi River. What you probably don’t picture are Cherokee slaveholders, foremost among them Cherokee chief John Ross. What you probably don’t picture are the numerous African-American slaves, Cherokee-owned, who made the brutal march themselves, or else were shipped en masse to what is now Oklahoma aboard cramped boats by their wealthy Indian masters. The Slave-State Origins of Modern Gun Rights – With Great Power – Medium. Culture. Slave Rebellions. Amerindian Slave Trade and the Hidden Native American - YES WE NATIVE.

This one article will do more to open your eyes to a hidden aspect of history in the Americas, one that saw AMERINDIANS being the FIRST and the LAST human beings to be sold as slaves in the Americas – and as recently as 100 years ago also, when 30,000 Amazon Indian SLAVES were killed as slaves for the American Rubber industry (Big business that seeks profit at any human cost was the culprit once again). It will also reveal how there are descendants of native tribes from all over North America & South America in the Caribbean islands (ESPECIALLY BARBADOS) today – who have no clue of the native DNA in their veins. Viral post gets it wrong about extent of slavery in 1860. Confederate-themed posts are cropping up on social media in the wake of the Unite the Right march in Charlottesville, Va. The march was sparked by efforts to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Native American slavery: Historians uncover a chilling chapter in U.S. history.

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photos via Library of Congress & Wikimedia Commons. Here are three scenes from the history of slavery in North America. Unarmed. Not wearing a seatbelt. Running away. Police are more likely to shoot if you’re black. In the past three years, police shootings have sparked an unprecedented series of protests across the country. Groups led by Black Lives Matter said the shootings were part of a larger pattern of racial discrimination. HISTORY OF SLAVERY. The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard. The Atlantic slave trade sent slaves to various locations in the world. Slavery Throughout the World: World History in Context.

Slavery Unit. From Abigail Smith Adams to Cotton Tufts, 28 November 1800. Columbia City of Washington Novbr 28 1800. Re Rwandan genocide. Donald Trump Is the First White President - The Atlantic. It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. Georgetown and the Sin of Slavery. Photo. Slavery Abolition Act 1833. The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (citation 3 & 4 Will.

New Databases Offer Insights Into the Lives of Escaped Slaves. This map shows where the world’s 30 million slaves live. There are 60,000 in the U.S. Share of each country's population that is enslaved. Click to enlarge. Data source: Walk Free Global Slavery Index. The Confederate Cause in the Words of Its Leaders. Slavery myths: Seven lies, half-truths, and irrelevancies people trot out about slavery—debunked. The history of British slave ownership has been buried: now its scale can be revealed. Go Forrest Go. Discovery Of A Wrecked Slave Ship From 1794 Is Important Today.