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African American Museum of Dallas Opens Monumental Exhibit: Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello



On Saturday, September 22, 2018 the African American Museum in Fair Park will open an exhibit that will give North Texas history buffs an opportunity …
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New Center for Study of Slavery to examine troubled Charleston history and current impacts | Features


In 2001, students at Yale University uncomfortable with the school’s expressions of pride in its abolitionist past decided to look into the matter only to discover a complicated history.

The effort received slight attention at the time, but it signaled a shift. Soon, other academic institutions were scrutinizing their pasts.

This academic introspection really got rolling in 2003, when Brown University’s president asked for the formation of a steering committee to examine how the school benefited from the slave trade.

A report published by the Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice made clear that the university benefited a lot: It was founded thanks to support provided by slave traders,…

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America must atone with reparations for our legacy of slavery


We must make reparations to the African-American community.

The Jewish community has just emerged from our holiest days, when we celebrate the New Year and make teshuvah, or atonement, for the wrongdoings of our past. I believe as a nation, the United States also must make teshuvah, atoning for our legacy of slavery by making reparations to African Americans.

I came to this realization this past summer when I joined members of my congregation on a civil-rights pilgrimage to the Deep South. As we traveled by bus through the region, I recalled how in the Hebrew Bible, Cain murdered his brother Abel, and God, horrified, exclaimed: “What have you done? Your brother’s blood cries to Me from the earth!” All these generations later, here on American soil, nothing has changed. Blood also…

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Zeal and Ardor are blending black metal and traditional songs black people sang during slavery


Black metal bands are infamous for embracing neo-Nazi ideologies. In the 1980s, the satanic subgenre of metal emerged; and by the 1990s, a neo-fascist scene, the “national socialist black metal,” had evolved out of the genre and spread throughout Europe. For instance, Norwegian bands like Burzam and Mayhem were known for church burnings, committing murder and supporting neo-Nazism.

But now there’s a new wave of black metal that’s renouncing white supremacy and incorporating, instead, the African-American musical roots of rock and roll. At the forefront of that movement is the band Zeal and Ardor, Mic Dispatch correspondent Wilbert Cooper reports.

“There was this thought, you know, that black metal should be whitewashed or just pure Aryan bullshit,” Manuel Gagneux, Zeal and Ardor lead…

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Day Trips: African American Museum, Dallas: Jefferson’s Monticello exhibit takes straight look at slavery – Columns


Photo by Gerald E. McLeod

The African American Museum is bringing to Dallas a poignant exhibition on human bondage and the man who wrote “all men are created equal.”

Originally organized by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2012, the exhibit takes an unblinking look at slavery and the founding of the nation. Drawing from historical archives, “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox in Liberty” has been expanded to 300 rare items from the third president’s home and includes new content on Sally Hemings.

One of the most famous African-American women in U.S. history, Sally Hemings gave birth to…

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Slavery Exhibit Debuts At Fair Park « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth


DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A new exhibit at the African American Museum at the State Fair of Texas offers a taste of history.  It’s called, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty.

No one said the taste wouldn’t be bittersweet.

“When I walk through this exhibit, I am filled with joy. Pride. Some pain, because I know that these people suffered,” says Gayle Jessup White. “Mostly, I’m filled with a sense of belonging.”

Because this is her past. Her people. Her family– including the nation’s prolific author of freedom, and the man who owned them, Thomas Jefferson.

slavery exhibit at State Fair of Texas (CBS11)

Jessup White says she was about 13 years old when she overheard an older sister’s off hand comment, that reordered her world.

“I heard my sister say…

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