New Southern Spaces articles: Memory, memorial, place

March 20, 2010

Unearthing the Weeping Time: Savannah’s Ten Broeck Race Course and 1859 Slave Sale
Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson, Emory University

In 1859, 439 slaves were sold at Ten Broeck Race Course on the outskirts of Savannah. De Graft-Hanson examines how the site of one of the largest slave sales in US history has been instrumental in acts of remembrance, despite not receiving a public marker until 2008.

Discursive Memorials: Queer Histories in Atlanta’s Public Spaces
Artist Collective John Q (Wesley Chenault, Andy Ditzler, and Joey Orr),
Atlanta, Georgia

This article reflects upon the processes and inspirations that animate the John Q collective’s public art project Memory Flash, which “rigorously and playfully engages in the documentation, collection, and presentation of queer southern experiences and stories.” John Q’s interventions into the queer histories of Atlanta begin on Saturday, April 3.


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