Prof. Kwasi Konadu, Colgate University. "“Many Black Women of this Fortress”: Global Empire, Slavery, Race, and Religion on Africa's Gold Coast"
Much of this debt to France was the legacy of what the University of Virginia scholar Marlene Daut calls "the greatest heist in history": surrounded by French gunboats, a newly independent Haiti was forced to pay its slaveholders reparations.
"Haiti Isn't Cursed. It Is Exploited." The mistreatment of Haitian migrants at the Del Rio border underscores the intersecting crises affecting Haitians, and "bad luck" has nothing to do with it, says historian Marlene L. Daut.
Sept. 04, 2021 - "Haitians Can’t Trust Aid From NGOs or Their Own Government." Slate Magazine's A Word with Jason Johnson podcast.
Ashon Crawley was one of eight recipients of an UNDO Fellowship by the UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art. The fellowship pairs artists and writers as part of an effort to expand radical fillmaking practices and research new languages of documentary cinema. Crawley was paired with artist Crystal Z.
Educating new generations of scholars in Black history and politics. Exploring Black authors like Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright. Examining urgent issues, such as the August 2017 violent white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville or mass incarceration and racism in the U.S. The University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies is celebrating its 40th year on Grounds.
It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Julius Scott, III. Scott began his illustrious career as a Woodson pre-doctoral fellow in one of the first cohorts where he worked on an early version of his seminal book "The Common Wind."
This is a brief reflection on water, swamps, bayous, wetlands, and Black life in the United States, and the forms of freedom and racialized unfreedom that these ecologies have facilitated.