In March 2020, working from home, curators and archivists from the David J. Sencer CDC Museum began to plan for how best to collect the tsunami of pandemic content being generated amid the emerging COVID-19 public health crisis. A collection solely focused on CDC internal responses would be inadequate to show the breadth of the pandemic. Read More
In 1929, the city of Evanston, Illinois physically moved Lucious Sutton’s house about a mile and a half. His family was one of seven African American families on a block who were living in an area that a 1921 zoning law had set aside for whites only. Read More
NCPH’s Digital Media Group (DMG) is excited to announce the launch of the Digital Projects Directory. The Directory is a free guide to history-focused digital projects for students, faculty, public history professionals, and anyone interested in learning about history through digital media.Read More
I teach a seminar on ethnography and community engagement in Goucher College’s graduate historic preservation program. Last year, I took my students to Baltimore’s Otterbein neighborhood, a historic district and one of the nation’s earliest urban homesteading neighborhoods.[i] The COVID-19 pandemic pushed our summer term online and that meant no class field trip to Baltimore, an annual program tradition. Read More
The ways we preserve history for the benefit of future generations has changed enormously in the digital era. Yesterday we raised statues and planted roadside markers. Today we utilize the vast potential of the Internet to preserve history with online platforms. Read More
Editor’s Note: Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of reflective posts written by winners of awards intended to be given out at the NCPH 2020 annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Megan Crutcher of Duquesne University received a graduate student travel award.Read More
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts from members of the Local Arrangements Committee for the NCPH 2020 annual meeting which will take place from March 18th through March 21st in Atlanta, Georgia.
Like many sunbelt cities, Atlanta’s origins are more engineered than organic. Read More
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
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