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A brief history of the enduring phony science that perpetuates white supremacy | The Washington Post

Michael E. Ruane, The Washington Post People explore the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post), Featured Image mysterious and chronic sickness had been afflicting slaves for years, working its way into their minds and causing them to flee from their plantations. Unknown in medical literature, its troubling symptoms were familiar to masters and overseers, especially in the South, where hundreds of enslaved people ran from captivity every year. On March 12, 1851, the noted physician Samuel A. Cartwright reported to the Medical Association of Louisiana that he had identified the malady […]

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The Bible was used to justify slavery. Then Africans made it their path to freedom. | The Washington Post

Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post the Rev. Jaymes Robert Moody takes his pulpit to preach, sometimes he pictures the graveyard — that is where his congregation was born. It was called Georgia Cemetery, named, he has been told, for the place the enslaved were stolen from before being sent to work the fields in Huntsville, Ala. The graveyard was where they buried their loved ones. It was there they could gather in private. It was there where they could worship a God who offered not only salvation, but the thing they sought most — the promise of freedom. That graveyard, […]

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Teaching Hard History | Southern Poverty Law Center

Kate Shuster, Southern Poverty Law Center are not adequately teaching the history of American slavery, educators are not sufficiently prepared to teach it, textbooks do not have enough material about it, and – as a result – students lack a basic knowledge of the important role it played in shaping the United States and the impact it continues to have on race relations in America. Part I: How Slavery is Taught Today A fifth-grader is “sold” at a mock slave auction in a New Jersey school. On a day when Georgia students are encouraged to dress in Civil War-era costumes, […]

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Indigenous Hospital, Home of Formerly Enslaved Man Added to List of Endangered Sites | Colorlines The National Trust for Historic Preservation features sites of historic and cultural importance to Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Carribean communities on its 2018 list of the “11 Most Endangered Historic Places.”

The National Trust for Historic Preservation features sites of historic and cultural importance to Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Carribean communities on its 2018 list of the “11 Most Endangered Historic Places.”

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