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Locating Slavery’s Legacies database

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  Locating Slavery’s Legacies Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee The basic objective of the Locating Slavery’s Legacies database (LSLdb) is to collect information about monuments and memorials identified with the Civil War and Confederacy on the campuses of American colleges. This information will help us analyze and understand the impact of Lost Cause movements on higher education in the United States in the 160 years after emancipation.  Over the past decade or more, teams working at individual colleges and universities already have begun investigating memorialization on their campuses, gathering important information that yields insight into the influence of “Lost Cause” and related campaigns on their educational mission and practices. To this point, however, the information compiled often has not been shared beyond the walls of the individual institutions. It remains bound to the particular colle

In The News #BigIsms #GreatMigration

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She found handwritten letters from her enslaved ancestor: ‘I’m just blown away’ Cathy Free, June 24, 2022, The Washington Post Kelley Dixon-Tealer knew her search for her roots was typical of many Black families in the United States. She hit roadblocks researching her genealogy because so many families were torn apart during the horrors of slavery. But she felt a new urgency to know where she came from after her last grandparent died in 2018. “My grandparents were near and dear to my heart, and I really wanted to keep that connection to them,” she said. “I thought that finding out more about my family tree would help to keep them alive in some way.” She never imagined she’d be able to find out about her enslaved great-great-great-grandfather, and actually read his own words, in his own tidy handwriting that had been preserved for 155 years. Or that it would lead her to meet her distant cousins who live in Virginia. continue   Florida's Divisive Concepts Bi

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“Politicians, Priests, and psychiatrists often face the same problem: how to find the most rapid and permanent means of changing a man’s belief…The problem of the doctor and his nervously ill patient, and that of the religious leader who sets out to gain and hold new converts, has now become the problem of whole groups of nations, who wish not only to confirm certain political beliefs within their boundaries, but to proselytize the outside world.” – William Sargant “Battle of the Mind”

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