https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUCPo0DSstY&feature=emb_err_woyt “Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels,” directed by Tony Buba and produced by Marcus Rediker, is based on Rediker’s book, The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Penguin 2012). The film chronicles a journey to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the rebels who … Continue reading Now streaming: Ghosts of Amistad, by Tony Buba and Marcus Rediker
Anti-black racism has terrorized African Americans throughout the nation’s history, regardless of where in the country they lived. By Christy Clark-Pujara and Anna-Lisa Cox This article was originally published on the blog for the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History as the first of a five-part series titled "Black Life in Two Pandemics: Histories of … Continue reading How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence
As I referenced in an earlier post, I am piloting a class on slavery in Connecticut/New England. It is going to be entirely project-based learning. My only required text is Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank’s spectacular Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery. At this inflection point, I feel fortunate … Continue reading The Cesar Family
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
The Witness Stones Memorial in Guilford, CT to remember Dinah/Dinah Gardner who was held there in captivity. For all of the educators reading this post: Have you ever questioned the fact that you can teach in front of dozens of students every day and never be nervous, but when get up to talk to a … Continue reading Witness Stones and Teaching Teachers Hard History
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
Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, of the ‘Teaching Hard History’ podcast, along with Dennis Culliton, Executive Director of the Witness Stones Project, will present a virtual workshop/webinar; Witness Stones & Hard History. The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), is pleased to offer this program on Monday, August 3rd and Tuesday, August 4th from 10am-noon. The … Continue reading Witness Stones and Hard History Workshop; August 3rd and 4th.