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 →
Elder Clayborn Martin or Clayhorn Martin, “The Barefoot Prophet.” Martin had been born a slave in Virginia in 1851.
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Harlem has a long history of dealing with the issue of slavery, from Columbia University grappling with it’s ties to slavery to the African Burial ground of slaves in East Harlem. Continue Reading →
Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave is the first fugitive slave narrative in American history. Because Grimes wrote and published his narrative on his own, without deference to white editors, publishers, or sponsors, his Life has an immediacy, candor, and no-holds-barred realism unparalleled in the famous antebellum slave narratives of the period. Continue Reading →
A Catholic priest swiped collection-plate donations to pay for drug-fueled sex romps with a heavily muscled S&M “master,” a new lawsuit charges. Continue Reading →