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Month: February 2017

Me (@jmjafrx) at Smith College on 2/27 on Time Travel, Slavery, New Orleans

La Marie-Séraphine (1770) / Excerpt from Bertrand Guillet, La Marie-Séraphine: Navire négrier, Nantes: Editions MeMo, 2009

Spent a lovely day at Smith College yesterday discussing slavery, Afro-Atlantic history, the politics of writing history about enslaved women (and doing it as a black woman), queering slavery, Afrofuturism, time travel (with many references to the time travel work of Black Quantum Futurism), and digital media. 

Joice Heth II

P.T. Barnum’s career as a Kentucky show man, began with his ownership and exploitation of African American slave Joice Heth. Source: Joice Heth

Joice Heth

Printed Handbill: The Greatest Natural & National Curiosity in the World, Joice Heth Courtesy Somers Historical Society. Licensed under Public Domain via Wiki Commons