In appreciation of February as Black History Month, here are a few links to online exhibits and upcoming events:
The University of Virginia hosts a database of emigrants and emancipators, tracing through the history of migration of US freedmen to Liberia. The Virginia Historical Society has uploaded almost two thousand digitized historical documents relating to Virginians of African descent and the experience of slavery and emancipation, out of a total collection of an estimated eight million that remained unpublished.
Low Country Africana brings together research tools and resources covering black heritage in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Yale’s Public History Institute will host, with the co-sponsorship of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, an eight-day seminar in July, addressing issues of interpretation of African American history.
The Smithsonian also takes a look through an exhibit running through October 14th entitled “Paradox of Liberty”, about slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello.
And, on a much lighter note: Bogolan!