A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Written by Daniel L. Schafer, author of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner, Revised and Expanded Edition   In 1806, at the public market in Rufisque, a coastal fishing village in Senegal, West Africa, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anta Madjiguène Ndiaye was sold as a slave to merchants from nearby Gorée … Continue reading A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Behind the Scenes Collecting Florida’s Fishes

Fishes in the Fresh Waters of Florida: An Identification Guide and Atlas By Robert H. Robins, Lawrence M. Page, James D. Williams, Zachary S. Randall, and Griffin E. Sheehy This new book is an essential identification guide to the 222 species of fishes in Florida’s fresh waters. Presenting each species with color photographs, key characteristics … Continue reading Behind the Scenes Collecting Florida’s Fishes

How the Haitian Refugee Crisis Led to the Indefinite Detention of Immigrants

Written by Carl Lindskoog, author of Detain and Punish: Haitian Refugees and the Rise of the World's Largest Immigration Detention System, available in August. This article first appeared in the Washington Post. President Trump’s recent visit to Southern California to view prototypes for his much-touted border wall drew protests and new pledges by immigrants and their supporters to … Continue reading How the Haitian Refugee Crisis Led to the Indefinite Detention of Immigrants

The President as American “Consumer-in-Chief”

Written by Mark H. Rose and Roger Biles, editors of The President and American Capitalism since 1945.   On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda terrorists flew hijacked commercial jets into the Pentagon and World Trade Center towers. Approximately 3,000 Americans perished in that day’s attacks. Only weeks later, on September 27, President George W. Bush spoke … Continue reading The President as American “Consumer-in-Chief”

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today

Written by Joe Street and Henry Knight Lozano, coeditors of The Shadow of Selma   The Trump presidency seems to have reignited popular protest in numerous ways—sometimes troubling, sometimes inspiring. We need only look to the women’s marches, the furor over the travel ban, the militant response to fascists openly marching in Charlottesville, and the … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today

The Historic Discovery of Martin Luther King Jr.’s First “I Have a Dream” Speech

Written by W. Jason Miller, author of Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric Holding History Rather than looking through the glass at the past, have you ever held history in your hands? After eight years of research, I found a long-lost reel-to-reel audio tape of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s first ever “I … Continue reading The Historic Discovery of Martin Luther King Jr.’s First “I Have a Dream” Speech

The Statues That Speak for Us

Written by Regis M. Fox, author of Resistance Reimagined: Black Women’s Critical Thought as Survival.   This book is a part of our Black History Month sale, running now through February 28, 2018. To order, visit our website and use code BHM18 at checkout.   Events in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 brought matters of … Continue reading The Statues That Speak for Us