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Beyond descendant outreach: authentic engagement through increased accessibility in the Kith + Kin project

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The past decade has seen big shifts in the interpretation of slavery and enslaved people. Descendant engagement has become a standard of practice at places like Montpelier, the Whitney Plantation, and the University of Virginia. Other institutions, like Duke University and Clemson University, have established archival collections centered on documenting enslaved people. Read More

Project Showcase: Kin/Folk/Lore

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Kin/Folk/Lore (KFL) is a community-led history project that uses grassroots storytelling to incite meaningful dialogues across cultures, generations, and localities in Philadelphia. Participant-audiences forge unlikely connections while considering changing landscapes, core values, and hopes that define their lives—past and present. KFL’s collection exists as a free, publicly accessible digital oral history database, exhibit, and album series. Read More

“Charting our Path: Celebrating 50 Years of Black Studies” at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Department of Black Studies between 2021 and 2023. The UNO Black Studies department, established in 1971, was created through student activism, community engagement, and the tireless work of faculty and staff. Read More

The Pandemic Religion digital collection: documenting religious practice during COVID-19

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When classes, conferences, and other large in-person gatherings moved to virtual platforms last spring in response to COVID-19, religious services were no exception. Under these circumstances, how have different religious communities adapted to practicing their religion remotely? To explore these and related questions, the Pandemic Religion project collects and preserves the experiences and responses of different religious communities in the U.S. Read More

Project Showcase: Cartoon Asheville

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Many history teachers utilize editorial cartoons as vivid historical sources that succinctly encapsulate a range of viewpoints on a topic. Famous examples include the work of Thomas Nast at Harper’s Weekly and John Tenniel at Punch. The perspectives of editorial cartoonists in major cities such as New York, however, did not always illustrate the viewpoints of other parts of the country. Read More

Project Showcase: Playing with Innovation

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When most people think of computer games they imagine something electronic with far more sophistication than the cardboard and plastic games played around a kitchen table. An ongoing exhibit hosted by the Sarnoff Collection at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey takes visitors back to a time when computer games had far more in common with Monopoly than with Minecraft. Read More