Linked Descendants


The Linked Descendants Working Group develops resources for people who are “linked” through their connections to historic enslavement. They call themselves “linked descendants” due to having a joint history in slavery – a pairing of a descendant of an enslaved person with a descendant of his or her slaveholder – who have found each other and who are in communication.

A key activity of this Group is the creation and maintenance of BitterSweet: Linked Through Slavery, a blog focused on looking deeply at the truth of the history of enslavement at the heart of the founding of the United States, facing the pains and schisms embedded in that history and its present day legacy, seeking reconciliation, if possible, and supporting action to open eyes and hearts and to dismantle institutionalized racism. You can access BitterSweet by clicking on the BitterSweet logo below:

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