Category Gullah/Geechie

Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade.

This interactive, designed and built by Slate’s Andrew Kahn, gives you a sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time, as well as the flow of transport and eventual destinations. The dots—which represent individual slave ships—also correspond to the size of each voyage. The larger the dot, the more enslaved people on […]

Oppose Oil Drilling on the Gullah/Geechee Coast! Help protect the Sea Islands! | Gullah/Geechee Nation

Anyone unable to attend the meeting has three other options for participating and submitting Scoping comments, starting with the BOEM PEIS website: www.boemoceaninfo.com. This site includes a web-based mapping tool that allows the user to visualize the program areas and resource information, and create maps identifying specific areas or resources of concern. The maps and comments may be submitted […]

Civil rights movement history: The long tradition of black Americans taking up arms to defend themselves against racial violence.

In his new book, 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back, David F. Krugler, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville, looks at the actions of people like Jones and Davis, who resisted white incursions against the black community through the press, the courts, and armed defensive action. The year […]

Jim Crow lynchings more widespread than first thought, report concludes | World news | The Guardian

“The trauma and anguish that lynchings and racial violence created in this country continues to haunt us and to contaminate race relations and our criminal justice system in too many places across the country,” it concluded. The report, titled Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, is the result of nearly five years […]

Africans in America/Part 4/”Diseases and Peculiarities”

If the white man attempts to oppose the Deity’s will, by trying to make the negro anything else than “the submissive knee-bender,” which the Almighty declared he should be, by trying to raise him to a level with himself, or by putting himself on an equality with the negro; or if he abuses the power […]

Little-known Black History Figures: Tunis Campbell – The Hilltop – The Student Voice of Howard University

Tunis Campbell, “An American who wanted to create a true color-blind democracy,” was a prominent African American who brought change to the black community, according to Freedom’s Shore by Russell Duncan. Some students are unaware of this historical figure because of the lack of publicity in the average American textbook. At a young age, Campbell […]

Fabrice Monteiro | Marron, A Beautiful Nightmare on Shackles & Slavery | Another Africa

Fabrice Monteiro | The first time I encountered images of slavery, I was about 9 years old. It was in a comic strip. I was shocked by the physical resemblance in those images to the people that surrounding me. It was only later, when I was older that my father told me about our family’s […]