Category Archives: slavery

In the south, confederate statuary and historical sinage has surrounded us all of our lives. Except for those that are extremely culturally and politically active, it seemed as if no one cared. Now, all of a sudden  you have this … Continue reading

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Representing the Past in the Present: Can’t We Make Everybody Happy?

I wanted some time to marinate over our first class discussion concerning shared authority and its implications for confederate monuments.  Like many of us expressed in class last Tuesday, it is hard to separate my own personal feelings concerning confederate … Continue reading

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Vote Missy Elliot to Replace Confederate Monuments

On Wednesday, August 16th police arrested 22-year-old university student Takiyah Thompson for helping several other protesters dismantle a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina. Video from the protest shows Thompson mounting the statue and tying nylon lifting slings around the … Continue reading

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Frankly My Dear, We Should Give a Damn

Good afternoon, friends. Many of you will be familiar with the film Gone with the Wind. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning Novel of 1936 by Atlanta based author Margaret Mitchell, the 1939 film is one of the most beloved, hated, … Continue reading

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Shared Inquiry and Authority

This is my first time blogging.  I wrote this Monday night before class, but just now being able to post (correctly).  I definitely enjoyed our class discussion last night.  Hopefully I’m doing this right. First of all let me say … Continue reading

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How to deal with History in Museums

In light of the two recent readings, I thought it interesting that Stone Mountain would seriously debate the creation of an exhibit commemorating the contribution of African-American soldiers during the Civil War. AJC article The part to watch will be … Continue reading

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Apps and a Sense of Place

This article from NPR’s All Things Considered came across my feed today through an African American genealogy forum that I follow: An App Tells Painful Stories of Slaves at Monticello’s Mulberry Row. I’ve been interested in the potential of apps … Continue reading

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