Due to time constraints, I am just posting a brief blurb and a link to some news stories about slavery I saw on the web:
The Virginia lawmaker who caused an uproar last week by questioning the need for a state apology for slavery proposed a measure Monday that would commemorate the freeing of the last U.S. slaves in June 1865. Article in Wash. Post.
Are slave quilts “a myth, bordering on a hoax,” as David Blight of Yale U. says? The quilt theory was first published in the 1999 book “Hidden in Plain View,” by Jacqueline Tobin, a journalist and college English instructor from Denver, and Raymond Dobard, a quilting and African textiles expert. These are supposed to be quilts with messages in them to help slaves get to the Underground Railway, but they have come under suspicion. Click here.
See HNN for a story about Clarksville school officials who say they have ordered teachers to end a role-playing exercise on slavery for elementary students after a teacher complained one student took her role as a slave master too seriously.