Recent excavations at Wye House, where Frederick Douglass was enslaved, demonstrate how archaeology is both contributing to new scholarly understandings of the African American experience and becoming a more public enterprise.
This one-day conference brings together research on the diversity of practices, identities, and institutions of unfreedom in the U.S. and beyond.
A professor of black studies and history at University of Delaware has written the first full-length nonfiction account of the life of Ona Judge.
Findings of the Princeton and Slavery Project will be revealed this fall through academic and arts programming.
“Frederick Douglass & Wye House: Archaeology and African American Culture in Maryland” interprets independent culture of enslaved people.
“Scarlet and Black, Volume 1: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History” uncovers the role of disenfranchised populations in the institution’s founding.
Students Opposing Slavery (SOS), a youth education program of the Washington D.C. historic site, President Lincoln’s Cottage, was awarded the Presidential Award of Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons on Monday, October 24th, 2016.
The unique exhibit, which features letters from the Civil War and Civil Rights eras, will close this President’s Day after a year open to the public.
Public historians took a battering 20 years ago through highly public struggles over two Smithsonian exhibits.
In honor of Black History Month, the National Park Service will welcome Dr. James Gigantino, an Assistant Professor of History and an allied faculty member in African and African American Studies at the University of Arkansas, to discuss his new book The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865.