“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 →
On June 19, 1865, Logan Stroud, one of the largest slave-owners in east Texas, walked to the front porch of his plantation home, which he called Pleasant Retreat.
There are many books about the experiences of the enslaved however, there has not been an in-depth analysis of the psyches of the brutal white men and women who, for centuries, operated a system of brutality while they took away the voices of their captives. Continue Reading →
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 →
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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