Legacies links for August 29, 2022: teachers teach, artists make art

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Australian artist Craig Walsh’s “Monuments” installation in Charlotte, NC, was featured in a local television interview. source: WCNC.
  • Carliss Chatman, “Teaching Slavery in Commercial Law,” available at SSRN (August 25, 2022): http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3926671. According to the author, “to avoid slavery in business and commercial law courses is to ignore an institution that played a pivotal role in much of what we do today.” Instead, she uses the institutional history of slavery at CIC member Washington and Lee University (where she teaches) to illustrate “the connection between the history of commercial concepts, slavery, and the role of the cotton industry in the shaping of international commercial law norms.”
  • Olivia B. Waxman, “African-American History Finally Gets Its Own AP Class—And Historians Say It’s More Important Than Ever,” TIME (August 22, 202): LINK.
  • Elizabeth Segran, “These haunting, moving monuments honor enslaved people in Charlotte, North Carolina,” Fast Company (August 26, 2022): LINK. “Monuments,” an installation by Australian artist Craig Walsh, uses video projections to commemorate the enslaved. Also watch the interview with Walsh on local television station WCNC.
  • Faith Adiele, “How Do You Repair the Scientific Racism Embedded in the History of Science?,” Hyperallergic (August 24, 2022): LINK. Swiss-born Harvard professor Louis Agassiz was a deeply influential scientist—and “scientific racist.” “Swiss-Haitian-Finnish artist Sasha Huber … has spent the last fifteen years trying to undo her countryman’s problematic legacy [through art].”
  • Lilly Price, “Five years after removal, Confederate statues may go to L.A.,” Washington Post (August 23, 2022): LINK. “Decommissioned” statues of Confederate leaders and other enslavers removed from the streets of Baltimore (and other cities) will be juxtaposed with “contemporary art created by renowned Black artists” in forthcoming museum exhibit.
  • Gabriella Angeleti, “Once the U.S.’s largest slave port, Charleston will open African American museum next year,” The Art Newspaper (August 23, 2022): LINK. A preview of the International African American Museum, opening in January 2023. Also see this article in the Charleston City Paper.