The Voices Of Slavery, Audio Interviews With Formerly Enslaved Americans (1932-75)

“During the last three decades of legal slavery in America,” writes Lucinda MacKethan at the National Humanities Center, “African American writers perfected one of the nation’s first truly indigenous genres of written literature: the North American slave narrative.” Continue Reading →

Juneteenth, The 155th Year Of American History From Harlem To Harare (Video)

Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth; also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day) is a holiday celebrating the liberation of slaves in the United States. Continue Reading →

How Enslavers Silenced Black Bodies Of The Enslaved Physically, As The Enslaved Yelled On The Inside (2 Of 4)

By Daseta Gray

Many enslaved African infants and toddlers were forcibly separated from their mothers for years without the opportunity to develop an ego which prevented them from developing a healthy relationship with internal objects. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: How Personal And Societal Issues Intersect The Effect Of Shame From Harlem To Harare

Note: Ms. Grey offers this work as a living document, not complete, and in process. She looks forward to developing the work through dialogue. We commend her bravery in this regard and invite you to participate.
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Only Known Surviving Muslim American Slave Autobiography Goes Online At The Library Of Congress

The Library of Congress has acquired and made available online the Omar Ibn Said Collection, which includes the only known surviving slave narrative written in Arabic in the United States. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Zora Neale Hurston’s Last Slave

A previously unpublished work by Zora Neale Hurston, in which the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God recounts the true story of the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade, is set to be released next year, more than half a century after her death in 1960. Continue Reading →