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This is super fascinating. Over two years, York trekked some 8,000 miles from St. Louis to the Pacific Northwest and back, hunting, tracking, foraging and, at least once, voting as a Black man held in bondage by another, more famous member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Last weekend, almost 215 years after the group […]
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Revitalizing Black Cemeteries

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On October 4, 2020
I’ve talked about the sad state of historical Black cemeteries before, including when I visited Maggie Walker’s grave and also Arthur Ashe’s grave. There are however people working hard to revitalize these places and this is important work of historical memory. Maggie L. Walker, one of the first Black American women to run a bank, […]

Cancel Culture

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On August 11, 2020

As Keri Leigh Merritt and Chris Richardson point out, the real American cancel culture has been and continues to be white supremacy. Yet just as these biracial governments began to enact real change i

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What To Do About Jefferson

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On July 11, 2020
As we deal with our racist past and the white supremacist statues across the country, things start getting difficult when we move beyond those who have obvious consensus as horrible people, such as traitors in defense of slavery. One of those is Thomas Jefferson. This is a man who wrote the Declaration of Independence, founded […]
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