Learning Northern Slavery Through Twitter @SlaveryNorth

I have asked my students to summarize some of their first trimester's work in a blog post. Over the next week, I will share some of them on here. - RM My name is Simba Chen, I am a member of the Searching for Slavery class. My responsibility is to man the class twitter account. This trimester, I am … Continue reading Learning Northern Slavery Through Twitter @SlaveryNorth

We Noble African Citizens

The Cesar Family: Noble African Citizens of Northwest Connecticut, A Black History Conversation with with Cesar family historian Katherine Overton, and history teacher Rhonan Mokriski December 5 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST Presented in collaboration with the Salisbury Association  Historical Society and the Hotchkiss Library What do the words “We Noble African Citizens”, … Continue reading We Noble African Citizens

Resources from the CAIS Webinar Witness Stones and #Hard History

I recently had the good fortune to be on a planning committee with Dennis Culliton of the Witness Stones Project @witnessstones. He is one of the most dedicated, passionate, knowledgeable, and giving educators I have every had the privilege to engage. In that spirit, I asked him if I could share his works cited list … Continue reading Resources from the CAIS Webinar Witness Stones and #Hard History

Searching for Slavery in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut

James and Jupiter Mars's graves: Center Cemetery, Norfolk, Litchfield County, CT I teach at an independent school in the sleepy Connecticut town of Salisbury (pop 3,598 in 2018). I have been living here for 24 years. My lens has been largely focused on world history – particularly China – so beyond the normal US survey … Continue reading Searching for Slavery in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut