". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tonight, for Black History Month, Slave Coast on "What's the 411?"

At 6 PM tonight we'll be on the oldest black radio station, out of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, with Sharon Kay, host of "What's the 411."

The American Slave Coast has received the honor of being one of  the features for  "What's the 411?"'s observances of Black History Month.

This is the second time for The American Slave Coast on "What's the 411?". The first time was last fall, days after Slave Coast was published.

Tune in here.

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