Amidst a surge in white supremacist violence across the country, the time has come to reconsider how American museums are presenting European art. “Globalization,” “interconnectivity,” and “diversity” are more than
museum “buzzwords”; they are the battles white supremacists are
The two most ruthless domestic slave traders in America had a secret language for their business.
Slave trading was a “game.” The men, Isaac Franklin and John
Armfield, were daring “pirates” or “one-eyed men,” a euphemism for their
penises. The women they bought and sold were “fancy maids,” a term
signifying youth, beauty and potential for sexual exploitation
— by buyers or the traders themselves.
Rapes happened often.
“To my certain knowledge she has been used & that smartly by a
one eyed man about my size and age, excuse my foolishness,”
Isaac Franklin’s nephew James — an employee and his uncle’s protege
— wrote in typical business correspondence, referring to Caroline
Brown, an enslaved woman who suffered repeated rape and abuse at
James’s hands for five months. She was 18 at the time and just over five
Wikimedia Commons “Slaves working in 17th-century Virginia,” by an unknown artist, 1670. byVincent SchillingSep 12, 2017 1619, the year slavery was born, or was it?
The Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center at Norfolk State University (NSU) held a conference called 1619: The Making of America
in September of 2013. That year is historically significant because it
was the first year Africans were brought to the colonies, slavery was
born and it was the year America’s first legislative body was founded.
an admirable gesture to honor all of the cultural relations happening
in the America’s in 1619, NSU hosted several Native speakers and those
familiar with Native history to address many issues not often covered in
today’s classrooms. During these sessions, many little known facts
about African Americans, Native Americans and slavery were addressed in
the years following 1619.
The Term Negro May Have Been Meant For American Indians
During the session Native Americans at 1619
Dr. Arica Co…