Category Archives: Eric Washington

A Sainted Slave of the 18th Century

by Eric M. Washington. In the context of the English-speaking Atlantic World during the 18th century, many of the oppressed were African enslaved persons. During this time more enslaved Africans became Christians partly because of the Great Awakening. There is … Continue reading

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The Irony of the “Blackest Name in America”

by Eric M. Washington. Washington may be the most important name in the United States of America. It is the name of the capital city, the 42nd state, and thirty counties (including Washington Parish, Louisiana) and fifty one cities, towns, … Continue reading

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“Youneverknow:” My Journey into Afro-Latino History and Culture

by Eric M. Washington. On September 8, 2015 Joaquin Andujar died. The vast majority of the readers of this blog have no idea who this man was. When I learned of his death, it reminded me of why I study … Continue reading

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