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OCTOBER 18, 2016 | Read Dr. Berry's timely, evocative, and thoughtful New York Times op-ed about the meaning of "post-mortem consumption" in the contemporary moment. With the recent opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., and the highly controversial release of Nat Parker's The Birth of a Nation, Dr. Berry's insightful opinion highlights the role of history in shaping public discourse about America's troubling past.

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Upcoming Book Release

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave, in the Building of A Nation

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives — including from before birth to after death — in the American domestic slave trades. Read more...

Reviews

"A brilliant resurrection of the forgotten people who gave their lives to build our country. Rigorously researched and powerfully told, this book tallies the human price paid for the nation we now live in and restores these unrecognized Americans—their hopes, loves and disregarded dreams—to their rightful place in history. Searing, revelatory and vital to understanding our nation’s inequities."

ISABEL WILKERSON
author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration