James Covey and the Amistad Orphans

Image Source: Documenting the American South project (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill) The Ekopolitan Project is coming to you live from the beautiful Pacific Ocean city of Vancouver, Canada where I have been attending a conference of the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth all week. This edition of Record of […]

Baptizing the Pereira kids

The record of the week is a sample from a register of baptisms that were conducted in Lagos or Badagry circa 1863. The baptisms were officiated by Padre Borghero, who we will remember from the last post was The Bearded One. They register typically notes the name of the baptized, his or her sex, (a […]