Cuba’s First Military Doctors

by Don Fitz (Nov 01, 2018) Cuban Doctors Provide Vaccinations in Senegal in 1973. By Roel Coutinho – Roel Coutinho Guinea-Bissau & Senegal Photographs (1973 – 1974), CC BY-SA 4.0, Link. Don Fitz is on the Editorial Board of Green Social Thought, which is sent to members of The Greens/Green Party USA. He is newsletter editor for the Green Party of […]

How slaveholders in the Caribbean maintained control

‘Freeing a Slave from the Slave Stick Jamaica’ circa 1876. From the International Mission Photography Archive, University of Edinburgh. Courtesy USC Digital Library It is no surprise that the whip is synonymous with New World slavery: its continual crack remained an audible threat to enslaved workers to keep at their work, reminding them that their lives and bodies were […]

The tragic yet resilient story of Igbo slaves who committed mass suicide off U.S. coast in 1803

Art work by Donovan Nelson The stories of slave resistance, many of us know, have to do with bloodshed, violence, and destruction. But there are other acts of resistance whose stories are worth being told. Take that of ‘The Igbo Landing’ also called the Ibo Landing, Ebo Landing, or Ebos Landing. The Igbo Landing is […]

A Database of Fugitive Slave Ads Reveals Thousands of Untold Resistance Stories

Freedom on the Move from Cornell University is the first major digital database of fugitive slave ads from North America. Advertisement for a fugitive slave in the Oppenheim (New York, 1824), Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, New York Public Library Readers of the May 24, 1796 Pennsylvania Gazette found […]

Land and the roots of Afrikan-Amerikan poverty

By Keri Leigh Merritt Edited by Sam Haselby   Shortly after emancipation in 1865, African Americans began fighting for the rights to the lands they had long worked – cultivated by their hands, fed by their sweat, and stained by their blood. Yet while the government stifled freedmen’s demands for ‘40 acres and a mule’ as […]

Race, Necropower, and Natural Disasters

By Dan Royles Flooded homes are shown near Lake Houston following Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images. In the last month, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma devastated Texas and Florida, killing scores of people and leaving many more homeless. Residents in the Miami area also faced a mandatory evacuation order, […]

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in Amerika

2016 National Book Award Winner, Nonfiction IBRAM X. KENDI Masha Gessen, Chair of the judges’ panel for the 2016 National Book Awards for Nonfiction, presents Ibram X. Kendi with the honor.       Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation Books) ISBN: 978-1568584638 National Book Foundation: Who did you […]

The history of British slave ownership has been buried

A new BBC documentary tells how a trove of documents lays bare the names of Britain’s 46,000 slave owners, including relatives of Gladstone and Orwell David Olusoga – the Guardian The past has a disconcerting habit of bursting, uninvited and unwelcome, into the present. This year history gate-crashed modern America in the form of a […]