slavery


Random quote of the day:

“It’s a stirring fact that our slave ancestors left behind not documents of property but an incredible amount of cultural wealth. It is a tragedy that we are only able to imagine their individual contributions to that collective wealth—and the worlds they might have made had they been free.

―Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary People Discovered Their Pasts

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Random quote of the day:

“In every human Breast, God has implanted a Principle, which we call Love of freedom; it is impatient of Oppression, and pants for Deliverance…

—Phillis Wheatley, letter to Reverend Samson Occom, February 11, 1774

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Random quote of the day:

“You actually can’t understand American history without understanding slavery.”

—Ta-Nehisi Coates, “The Case for Reparations, Part 1” Democracy Now! May 30, 2014

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