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Writing Through Historical Trauma: Finding Lifelines

“And, there is risk in the archival encounter. Confronting sources that show only terror and violence are a danger to the researcher who sees her own ancestors in these accounts. 587 more words


Museum Merchandise Monday! Louis Armstrong House Museum

Museum Merchandise Monday—a day to highlight favorite gifts found at museum and historic site, gift shops.

Pictured is a t-shirt purchased during a 2014 visit to the Louis Armstrong House Museum. 69 more words


WATCH: Divide & Conquer (FULL VERSION) #Africa101 - The Dr. Mumbi Show

Shalom, everyone! The following is a video lecture from “The Dr. Mumbi Show,” in which Dr. Mumbi Seraki discusses how the European colonial powers used the system of… 186 more words

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Let’s connect on instagram! Let’s talk about African American historic sites, museums, theaters, buildings, landmarks, monuments, murals +++


Poetry and Song: The Sublime Spirituals of Kwame Dawes

Emily Sernaker recently interviewed Ghanaian born, Jamaican-raised poet Kwame Dawes for the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB). Here is her introduction and a short excerpt of the interview. 897 more words



After leaving the Cayes we headed five hours west on a bus to Flores, Guatemala to see the Mayan Pyramids. I walked across the border into Guatemala ready to take in all that it had to offer. 197 more words