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A History of Foster Care, Adoption, and Child Removal in African American Communities
Between April and June 2018, under U.S. President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Bi-partisan resistance and public outcry was strong and immediate. As historians and those aware of adoption history well know, the separation and removal of children from their families and networks of kin have incredibly deep, racialized, and problematic roots in U.S. history….
Introduction Paris has long been a destination for African American writers looking to escape racism in the United States. James Baldwin described Paris as the “landscape of [his] heart.” Chester Himes attributed much of his fame to Paris: “I felt I had become more famous in Paris than any black American who had ever lived.”… MORE
Overview of Tour Powerful Black Women in Paris Who is Mary McLeod Bethune? How was Josephine Baker politically active? It’s okay if you don’t know the answer to either of these questions…you’re about to find out! In addition to learning about Mary McLeod Bethune and Josephine Baker, this walking tour will also teach you about… MORE