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Slave Graves

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On July 8, 2021
I’ve been trying to write and overall busy with other things, so I haven’t had time for a grave post in the last couple of days. For those of you though who look to this site for all things historical graves, let me send you to this video report at the Times on the search […]
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You might not at first glance think swamps have long human histories that require remembrance and memorialization, but in the context of slavery and escape, they are quite central to our history. Luckily, there are people fighting to remember and preserve: Almost 20 years ago, Eric Sheppard picked up the slave narrative written by his […]
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The almost totally unknown story of Julia Chinn is another example of how the inability of Black women to consent to sex with white men is a definitional issue in American history. She was born enslaved and remained that way her entire life, even after she became Richard Mentor Johnson’s “bride.” Johnson, a Kentucky congressman […]
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