[Blackstudies-l] the ATLANTIC Inheritance Project -- first installment is below

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Wed Feb 10 09:48:24 EST 2021


“Black people are left out of so many commonly shared American histories.”
Today, we’re launching a new project to help correct the record.
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“Black people are left out of so many commonly shared American histories.”
Today, we’re launching a new project to help correct the record.
Inheritance

(Photo illustration by Aaron Turner; Source photograph by Dan Budnik /
Contact Press)

Today, we introduce the first installment of a new project on American
history, Black life, and the resilience of memory. It’s called
“Inheritance.”

“For so many Black Americans, history is a dead end,” one of our managing
editors, Gillian B. White, recently told our editor in chief, Jeffrey
Goldberg
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“I look at my daughter and my niece and my nephew and wish I had more of
their history to share with them. I really want them to see themselves
represented in the story of this country and to know that America has
always been ours, too. And yet Black people are left out of so many
commonly shared American histories.”

Read the first chapter of “Inheritance.”
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Beginning today, stories will appear on our site, with some in this month’s
print magazine. The project includes:

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   *Anna Deavere Smith *on attending a mostly white college in the late
   1960s
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   “A veil separated the student body from the reality outside … [Martin
   Luther King Jr.’s] assassination shredded what was left of the veil.”
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   *Clint Smith *on the Federal Writers’ Project, which compiled the
   largest archive of testimony from formerly enslaved people in history
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   by so few Americans.”
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   *Joy Priest’s *poem “Ghosts in Schools,”
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   with lines from *In the Wake*, by Christina Sharpe:* They whisper like
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