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Doin’ it for the Gram: How Baltimore’s Chicory Revitalization Project uses Instagram to Engage the Public

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Editor’s Note: This is the third and final post in a series on the Chicory Revitalization Project. The first post featured the history of the project and the second post considered digitization of the magazine. 

During its nearly twenty-year run, Chicory’s contributors detailed their lives, struggles, and dreams with candor—grasping at fragmented ancestral ties, growing up in the projects, and creating alternate futures for their city. Read More

Decolonizing the Digital Literary Canon through Digitizing “Chicory”

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Editor’s note: This is the second post in a three-part series on the Chicory Revitalization Project.   

In my first post in this series, I argued that Chicory, a community poetry magazine from Baltimore in the 1960s, could be a valuable resource for public historians seeking the perspectives of regular people, particularly working-class African American young people, about the tumultuous era they lived through. Read More

All Poetry to the People! Black Arts Movement Poetry as Public History

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Editor’s Note: This is the first post in a three-part series on Baltimore’s Chicory Revitalization Project. 

Following the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, black visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, actors, and poets conceptualized themselves as part of the Black Arts Movement, a black nationalist political and aesthetic project. Read More