delibutler asked: I noticed that, amidst your (admittedly interesting) rant, you failed to answer the person's question.
This question, as asked? If you really want a list of people of color “from history” who were neither enslaved nor anyone’s servant…
List of the Monarchs of Hawai’i (with some European Portraits)
The History of Tunisia (Carthage)
Racism and the Rediscovery of Ancient Nubia (“Kush”, from the Christian Bible)
CENTRAL & SOUTH AFRICA
- Answering the Multicultural Imperative: A Course on Race and Ethnicity in Antiquity Author(s): Denise Eileen McCoskey. Source: The Classical World, Vol. 92, No. 6 (Jul. - Aug., 1999), pp. 553-561. Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press
- Did Ancient Identity Depend on Ethnicity? A Preliminary Probe
Author(s): Erich Gruen
Source: Phoenix, Vol. 67, No. 1/2 (Spring-Summer/printemps-été 2013), pp. 1-22 Published by: Classical Association of Canada
- Rethinking the Relevance of Race for Early Christian Self-Definition Author(s): Denise Kimber Buell
Source: The Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 94, No. 4 (Oct., 2001), pp. 449-476 Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Harvard Divinity School
- Ethnicity and the Writing of Medieval Scottish History
Author(s): Matthew H. Hammond. Source: The Scottish Historical Review, Vol. 85, No. 219, Part 1 (Apr., 2006), pp. 1-27 Published by: Edinburgh University Press
- Between Hume and Cugoano: Race, Ethnicity and Philosophical Entrapment
Author(s): PAGET HENRY. Source: The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, New Series, Vol. 18, No. 2, Identity and Ethnicity (2004), pp. 129-148. Published by: Penn State University Press
- Narrating the Postcolonial Landscape: Archaeologies of Race at Hadrian’s Wall. Divya P. Tolia-Kelly. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 1 (January 2011) , pp. 71-88.Published by: Wiley on behalf of The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
- Spanish Studies: Medieval Literature
Author(s): Linde M. Brocato
Source: The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies, Vol. 72 (2012 [survey year 2010]), pp. 192-213. Published by: Modern Humanities Research Association
- Barbarian Invasions and the Racialization of Art History. Eric Michaud. OCTOBER 139, Winter; 2012, pp. 59–76. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Medieval Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and the Genealogies of Critique Author(s): Bruce W. Holsinger. Source: Speculum, Vol. 77, No. 4 (Oct., 2002), pp. 1195-1227. Published by: Medieval Academy of America
- Medieval Europeans in America: Latest Findings
Author(s): Marshall Smelser
Source: The History Teacher, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Nov., 1967), pp. 7-15 Published by: Society for History Education
- Criteria of Periodization in the History of European Art. Author(s): Meyer Schapiro, H. W. Janson and E. H. Gombrich.Source: New Literary History, Vol. 1, No. 2, A Symposium on Periods (Winter, 1970), pp. 113- 125. Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press
- Bohemianism, the Cultural Turn of the Avantgarde, and Forgetting the Roma. Mike Sell. TDR: The Drama Review, Volume 51, Number 2 (T 194), Summer 2007, pp. 41-59 (Article) Published by The MIT Press.
- The Black Andromeda
Author(s): Elizabeth McGrath
Source: Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 55 (1992), pp. 1-18 Published by: The Warburg Institute
- A Quest for the Black Knight: Casting People of Color in Arthurian Film and Television. Kathryn Wymer, North Carolina Central University. The Year’s Work in Medievalism, Vol. 27, 2012.
- Edwards, Paul, and James Walvin. “Africans in Britain, 1500-1800." The African Diaspora: Interpretive Essays. Edited by Martin L. Kilson and Robert I. Rotberg. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1976: 173-204.
- Dabydeen, David, ed. The Black Presence in English Literature. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1985.
- Africans and Asians: Historiography and the Long View of Global Interaction Maghan Keita. From: Journal of World History Volume 16, Number 1, March 2005
- The Mabinogion. Translated with an Introduction by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones. London: Dent, 1957.
- The Meeting of Eastern and Western Art. Michael Sullivan, University of California Press, 1997.
- Morien. Translated from the Medieval Dutch by Jessie L. Weston. London: Nutt, 1901.
- Black Africans in Renaissance Europe. edited by Thomas Foster Earle, K. J. P. Lowe. Cambridge University Press
- Africans in Britain. edited by David Killingray. Routledge University, 2012.
- Shakespeare and Race. Catherine M.S. Alexander and Stanley Wells. University of Cambridge Press, 2000. (link to sample)
- Courtiers and Christians: The First Japanese Emissaries to Europe Judith C. Brown. Renaissance Quarterly Vol. 47, No. 4 (Winter, 1994), pp. 872-906 Published by: The University of Chicago Press.
- Shakespeare’s Colors: Race and Culture in Elizabethan England. James Schultz. Quest January 2002, Vol 5 Issue 1.
- Paper by Georg Bossong evaluating proposals for the etymology of “al-Andalus”. In German.
- Photocopy of the Ajbar Machmu’a, translated by Lafuente 1867
- The routes of al-Andalus (from the UNESCO web site)
- The Library of Iberian Resources Online
- Al-Andalus Chronology and Photos
- Christian Martyrs in Muslim Spain by Kenneth Baxter Wolf
- The Musical Legacy of Al-Andalus – historical maps, photos, and music showing the Great Mosque of Córdoba and related movements of people and culture over time
- "Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain" (documentary film)
- Al-Andalus: the art of Islamic Spain, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF)
- African Diasporans in Sweden, An Unfinished History” (2005) by Madubuko A. Diakité.
Can I stop now? Are we good?
Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app, it leads you to domestic violence resources and also has a “Go Button” that when you press it, if you’re in a compromising situation, alerts local authorities as well as local shelters and starts recording everything that is going on.
Now, if you’re looking up resources on the app and your abuser is near, simply press the X button and it brings you to a random news page. Same goes for the actual foundation site.
ITS COMPLETELY FREE
SPREAD THIS, DONT JUST “LIKE IT”
this is the third social media outlet I have posted this to, but it bears repeating:
Smith College announced today that the 2014 Commencement speaker will be Christine Lagarde.
Smith College has not had a Commencement speaker who is a woman of color since Lani Guinier in 2002, twelve years ago.
They are a tight knit little family. Manhattan with her girls, Queens & Brooklyn.