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African American history

Preserving Asbury Park’s African American Music Heritage

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Editors’ Note: This post is part of a [email protected] series that complements “The Public Historian,” volume 40, number 3, which is about the history of the field of Black Museums.

Entertainment and music are a big piece of Asbury Park’s history. Read More

What Jack Wore: Incorporating the history of enslaved people at a Pennsylvania farmstead

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Editors’ Note: This post is part of a [email protected] series that complements The Public Historian, volume 40, number 3, which is about the history of the field of Black Museums. Shawn Halifax writes in “McLeod Plantation Historic Site: Sowing Truth and Change,” that “many if not most historic plantations acknowledge or interpret African diasporic histories and cultures that existed within these landscapes to varying degrees.” The staff at the Peter Wentz Farmstead in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, decided it was time to tell that story at their site as well. Read More

Apex and Oakland: Partnership for Black History education, part 2

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Editors’ Note: This post is part of a [email protected] series that complements The Public Historian, volume 40, number 3, which is about the history of the field of Black Museums. This is part 2 of a two-part post written by educators at Atlanta’s APEX Museum: African American Panoramic Experience and Historic Oakland Cemetery, with questions posed by [email protected] editor Adina Langer (AL) and answers given by Deborah Strahorn (DS) of APEX Museum and Marcy Breffle (MB) of Historic Oakland Cemetery. Read More

Apex and Oakland: Partnership for Black History education, part 1

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Editors’ Note: This post is part of a [email protected] series that complements The Public Historian volume 40, number 3, which is about the history of the field of Black Museums. The piece, written by educators at Atlanta’s APEX Museum: African American Panoramic Experience and Historic Oakland Cemetery, considers the collaboration between these two institutions around the interpretation of African American history within the context of the emergence of the field of Black Museums described in Jeff Hayward and Christine Larouche’s article “The Emergence of the Field of African American Museums” and African American history more generally. Read More

Repair work at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

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Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of reflective posts written by winners of awards given out at the NCPH 2019 annual meeting in Hartford, Connecticut. Sonya Laney received the New Professional award.

In 1902, Charlotte Hawkins Brown took the train from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the rural town of Sedalia, North Carolina. Read More

Connecting Clues on the Trail of a Century-Old Black Women’s Club

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Editors’ Note: This post is part of a [email protected] series that complements The Public Historian, volume 40, number 3, which is about the history of the field of Black Museums.

There are multiple paths to the collaborations we value as historical interpreters and practitioners. Read More

Reflecting on “Our Only Alma Mater”

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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of reflective posts written by winners of awards given out at the NCPH 2019 annual meeting in Hartford, Connecticut.  Josh Howard of Passel Historical Consulting received the individual “Excellence in Consulting” award. Read More