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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. 

Happy Belated Birthday “Back That Azz Up”

Tracy Clayton at Buzzfeed with the timely reminders (and all of the gifs):

“The song was released on Feb. 24, 1999, and it changed the world…

“As soon as you hear those opening strings you panic because you know what’s about to go down and you’re like “Lord, let me survive this song one more time, amen.””

#MuseumsRespondToFerguson x The #Formation Archive

It’s a real honor to see people discussing the collection of art, essays and notes on #Formation, all by black women, posted on the AAIHS blog last Friday. Amazing. Thank you Aleia Brown (@thataleiabrown) and Adrianne Russell (@anrussell) for boosting intellectual and creative work produced by black women!