On this episode we talk to Monticello’s Niya Bates about an event she moderated at the Northside Library centered around the largest sale of enslaved people in Monticello’s history. We also talk about what we read.
- Abby read American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer
- Katie read Disappearing Earth by Julia Philips
We also hear from Monticello’s Niya Bates, Director of African American History and the Getting Word Oral History Project, about an event held at the Northside Library in January. This event was Roots and Remembrance: From the Descendants of Monticello’s Enslaved Families, which allowed descendants of people enslaved at Monticello to reflect upon and remember their ancestors.
Niya is reading:
- The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter by Kerri Greenidge
- A Black Woman’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross
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