Category Archives: slavery

Review of Washington Black

The simply named Washington Black (2018) by Canadian Esi Edugyan , though expansive in its reach, takes place over a mere four-year period. In that short period of time young Washington, or Wash as he is called by Christopher (Titch) … Continue reading

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Reflections on MLK Day 2019

Yesterday was the great Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, birthday. I am fortunate that I get to spend my days in an institution of higher learning where the man’s life and his message is meaningfully celebrated—many places … Continue reading

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Jamaica Calls for Britain to Pay Billions of Pounds in Reparations for Slavery

This week, Jamaica, led by historian Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the Caricom Reparations Commission, called upon Britain to pay reparations for slavery.  Additionally, The Journal of African American History, The Black Scholar, The Journal of Black Psychology, Souls: A Critical Review of … Continue reading

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