Category Archives: Slavery

To Hear About a Martyr and a Hero

I had been prepared yesterday to talk about kings and prophets, but instead got to hear about a martyr and a hero. Friday was the day before Fall Break here in Sewanee, and my last class of the week was the … Continue reading

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The Bard on Beach Street

I was walking down Beach Street in Boston’s Chinatown the last week, and came across a bust of Shakespeare carved in high relief on the wall of a building. No sign, no plaque, nothing to explain why Shakespeare might be … Continue reading

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What hidden scorn you must have for yourself

Marcus Vinicius: That beggar-faced philosopher shouldn’t be filling your luscious little head with nonsense. Lygia: How could I expect you to understand? MV: I wish you were a slave as I first thought! I would have offered a price for … Continue reading

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Sewanee Crite prints

A few weeks ago, I made mention of some intaglio prints made by the African-American artist, Allan Crite, that depicted scenes from the Creed as imagined around Sewanee. In that post, I asked: I wonder, too, whether Crite’s original prints … Continue reading

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Antigone in Columbia

It’s been a remarkable week or two– truly ten days that have shook the world. The Pope issued Laudato Si’ , the encyclical on global warming couched in the language of that holiest of men, St. Francis. The Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Satchmo in Sewanee, and Others

If you go to the Ralston Listening Room in Sewanee’s duPont Library (and if you haven’t yet been, what is the matter with you?! It is one of the best places to listen to music in all of Christendom! see … Continue reading

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Rebel’s Rest: Com’era, Dov’era?

I wrote the following post on July 30, but decided not to post it publicly, as it seemed (for lack of a better word) incendiary.  But as the two postscripts indicate, perhaps now is a good time to raise the … Continue reading

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