Lost Buildings of Somerset: The Littlejohn Family House

Good afternoon YouTube followers! Thank you so much for joining me for another video in our Lost Buildings series. I’m Kathy, and I want to talk to you today about Building 19. Now right now, we are in Pettigrew State Park. The campground is right over here to my left and the lake is over […]

Britain’s legacy of slavery (UCL)

>>Professor Catherine Hall: [music] History is usually written by the winners, not by the losers, and the way in which the history of slavery has been represented, for the most part, is as abolition, the triumph of abolition. So we’re trying to think again about that way of writing the history and put the whole […]

Chappelle’s Show – The Time Haters – Great Misses – Uncensored

UH OH FELLAS, LOOKS AS THOUGH WE HAVE COMPANY. – AND WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU NIGGRAS DOIN’ OUT HERE? – WE ARE THE TIME HATERS. WE TRAVELED ALL THE WAY BACK THROUGH TIME… TO CALL YOU A CRACKER. – YOU BETTER WATCH YOUR MOUTH. – ACTUALLY, YOU BETTER WATCH YOUR MOUTH, WHITE BOY, BEFORE […]

Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course World History #30

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History. And apparently it’s Revolutions Month here at Crash Course, because today we are going to discuss the often-neglected Haitian Revolutions. The Haitian Revolutions are totally fascinating and they involve two of my very favorite things: 1. Ending slavery, and 2. Napoleon getting his feelings hurt. […]

Why I Don’t Want and Don’t Deserve Reparations

My great-great-grandfather, Silas Burgess, came to America shackled in the belly of a slave ship. He was sold on an auction block in Charleston, South Carolina, to the Burgess Plantation. Orphaned by age 8, he was, fortunately, surrounded by elder slaves who, though physically chained, mentally envisioned themselves as free men. They escaped, taking young […]

Unearthing Sally Hemings’ legacy at Monticello

JUDY WOODRUFF: A new chapter has recently been added to the story of one of America’s most historic leaders. Jeffrey Brown visits Thomas Jefferson’s home and explains how a visit through the past now brings with it an updated understanding. It’s the latest in our Race Matters series. JEFFREY BROWN: Sally Hemings, no portrait exists, […]

Getting To Know Somerset: The Collins Family

Welcome to Somerset Place State Historic Site, once the third largest plantation in antebellum North Carolina. Throughout its 80-year history, three generations of the Collins family owned the plantation, starting with Josiah I. So he was born in Somersetshire, England, in 1735, and married Ann Lewis of Staffordshire in 1761. Unfortunately, we have not uncovered […]

Getting To Know Somerset: A Brief History

Welcome to Somerset Place State Historic Site! Somerset Place was an antebellum plantation that started as a business venture between three businessmen who lived in Edenton, North Carolina: Josiah Collins I, Dr. Samuel Dickenson, and Nathaniel Allen. They formed the Lake Company in 1784, which was created solely to start a plantation in Tyrrell County, […]

Slavery: George Washington’s “Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret”

– I wanna start Mary, if you could just talk to us a little bit about George Washington’s early history with slavery, his childhood, and when he became a slave owner, what do we know about this? – George Washington grew up in a family that owned slaves, so they were part of his life […]