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Ana Lucia Araujo
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Historian, author, and professor.
Historian, author, and professor.

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My new book Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History is out ! Check it out and recommend it to your library ! #slaveryarchive
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"Blackening the Louvre Museum: Beyoncé, Jay Z, and the Legacies of Slavery": My take on images of slavery and black subjects in the new video #ApeSh**t by Beyonce and Jay Z. #slaveryarchive

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"In the statement, Oba Akanbi said: “I regret the involvement of traditional institution in slave trade. Monarchs were one of the stakeholders that promoted the ignoble trade. We sold our children for wall clocks, tobacco, alcohol, guns, glass cup, wine, necklace, food plate, sweet among others for which today many black Africans are permanently suffering stigmatization and unfair treatment till date." #slaveryarchive
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In the 1840s, a black family fleeing slavery found refuge in Marshall, Michigan. Only a few years later, after settling into their new home, relatives of their former owners arrived to capture and return them to Kentucky. #slaveryarchive
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A new exhibit grapples with the reality of slavery and deals a final blow to two centuries of ignoring or covering up what amounted to an open secret. #slaveryarchive
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‘She Was Part of This Family’: Jefferson Descendants Reflect on Sally Hemings Exhibit. Family members INHERIT property. Don't recall any of the Hemingses inheriting property from Thomas Jefferson. Sally's burial ground location is unknown. #slaveryarchive
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Darker-skinned persons in the Middle East are exposed to racial epithets and called different derogatory names. Most common racial slur is "abd" meaning "slave" or "servant." Language of racism is enduring legacy of history of slavery #slaveryarchive
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Oscar Wildes's maternal uncle John Kingsbury Elgee, who had emigrated to the US as a young man, used his inheritance to buy a vast plantation in Louisiana and a workforce of slaves #slaveryarchive
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Shell Oil Company taking steps to honor slaves buried on its land west of New Orleans in an area where sugar plantations once abounded, an effort that some hope will grow into a larger movement to protect such cemeteries around theUS #slaveryarchive
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Old slave cemetery in Surfside has largely been destroyed by development over the past few decades. But now the Surfside Beach Historical Society (South Carolina) is working to preserve the last empty plot of land from the burial ground. #slaveryarhive
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