Discover the African Diaspora through Dash's eyes

22nd April 2014

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22nd April 2014

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THNOC » Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere →

The Historic New Orleans Collection presents Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere, a new exhibition and book by renowned author and photographer Richard Sexton exploring these connections.

Over the course of 38 years, Sexton traveled across Latin America—from Haiti, Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, and Ecuador back home to New Orleans—capturing the architectural and urban similarities among these culturally rich locales. The exhibition of more than 50 vibrant images will be on view through December 7 in THNOC’s Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres Street. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and admission is free.

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22nd April 2014

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22nd April 2014

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22nd April 2014

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In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World by Judith Carney & Richard Nicholas Rosomoff 
The transatlantic slave trade forced millions of Africans into bondage. Until the early nineteenth century, African slaves came to the Americas in greater numbers than Europeans. In the Shadow of Slavery provides a startling new assessment of the Atlantic slave trade and upends conventional wisdom by shifting attention from the crops slaves were forced to produce to the foods they planted for their own nourishment. Many familiar foods—millet, sorghum, coffee, okra, watermelon, and the “Asian” long bean, for example—are native to Africa, while commercial products such as Coca Cola, Worcestershire Sauce, and Palmolive Soap rely on African plants that were brought to the Americas on slave ships as provisions, medicines, cordage, and bedding. In this exciting, original, and groundbreaking book, Judith A. Carney and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff draw on archaeological records, oral histories, and the accounts of slave ship captains to show how slaves’ food plots—“botanical gardens of the dispossessed”—became the incubators of African survival in the Americas and Africanized the foodways of plantation societies.

In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World by Judith Carney & Richard Nicholas Rosomoff 

The transatlantic slave trade forced millions of Africans into bondage. Until the early nineteenth century, African slaves came to the Americas in greater numbers than Europeans. In the Shadow of Slavery provides a startling new assessment of the Atlantic slave trade and upends conventional wisdom by shifting attention from the crops slaves were forced to produce to the foods they planted for their own nourishment. Many familiar foods—millet, sorghum, coffee, okra, watermelon, and the “Asian” long bean, for example—are native to Africa, while commercial products such as Coca Cola, Worcestershire Sauce, and Palmolive Soap rely on African plants that were brought to the Americas on slave ships as provisions, medicines, cordage, and bedding. In this exciting, original, and groundbreaking book, Judith A. Carney and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff draw on archaeological records, oral histories, and the accounts of slave ship captains to show how slaves’ food plots—“botanical gardens of the dispossessed”—became the incubators of African survival in the Americas and Africanized the foodways of plantation societies.

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22nd April 2014

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Baring Our Truths, Narratives & Bodies with Janet Mock, Elixher & Guests
Join Janet Mock and #Elixher for a live, intimate conversation about Elixher’s powerful new issue: “Baring Our Truths: Reclaiming Our Bodies + Narratives.” We’ll be on-air with editor +Kimberley McLeod and #Black  #queer  women storytellers, +Kim Crosby, Mia McKenzie, and +Tiona McClodden, each of whom are featured in the magazine.
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Baring Our Truths, Narratives & Bodies with Janet Mock, Elixher & Guests

Join Janet Mock and #Elixher for a live, intimate conversation about Elixher’s powerful new issue: “Baring Our Truths: Reclaiming Our Bodies + Narratives.” We’ll be on-air with editor +Kimberley McLeod and #Black  #queer  women storytellers, +Kim Crosby, Mia McKenzie, and +Tiona McClodden, each of whom are featured in the magazine.

RSVP here and use the Q&A button above to submit questions now — and vote for others. 

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22nd April 2014

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22nd April 2014

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Houses in Lefferts Gardens.

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Houses in Lefferts Gardens.

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22nd April 2014

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Secret History of the Black Pin Ups is the ONLY book to tell the history of women of color from early pinups to porn.  Available NOW in paperback or ebook HERE  from Blurb.

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Secret History of the Black Pin Ups is the ONLY book to tell the history of women of color from early pinups to porn.  Available NOW in paperback or ebook HERE  from Blurb.

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22nd April 2014

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