The Fourth of July is an iconic American celebration characterized by parades, fireworks, and backyard barbeques. But where did the history of the Fourth of July holiday begin and how did celebrations change over time? In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776 as Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. On this day in 1776,… MORE

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What is the role of colorism in black female sexuality and the division of labor in slavery? Most slave narratives have a ‘moment of racial consciousness’ where the speaker first discovers they are enslaved. What was that moment of racial consciousness and enslavement for Linda/Harriet Jacobs? How does Jacobs argue slavery corrupts white Americans? How… MORE

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