THE LANGUAGE OF FAMILY
The Language Of A Family. A new book by historian Kendra Taira Field ’99 explores family, race and nation after the U.S. Civil War.
Between 1865 and 1915, tens of thousands of formerly enslaved people journeyed out of the South and into the West and beyond. Among them were the ancestors of Kendra Taira Field ’99, who made their way to Indian Territory and what would become Oklahoma. There they developed black and, as families merged, black Indian towns and settlements. They owned land and built churches and schools. They were, Field says, “freedom’s first generation.”
AUTHOR DISCUSSION ON THE LEGACY OF SLAVERY IN THE U.S.
A discussion on the legacy of slavery in the United States from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts, Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy; and Kendra Field, Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race and Nation after the Civil War. full author discussion.
IN SEARCH OF A MORE FREE PLACE
Historian Kendra Field tells the story of the post-Civil War migration by African Americans to Indian Territory. Read full article.
A COUP IN NORTH CAROLINA
How white supremacists overthrew Wilmington's legally elected city government. Full interview.
TUFTS PROJECT MAPS THE LANDMARKS OF BLACK BOSTON
Boston is a city rich in American history. Tourists come here to explore the city's central role in some of the United States’ pivotal moments. But its historical narrative is whitewashed, often omitting the influence and accomplishments of the city's African-American community. Full article and Freedom Trail Map.