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How Do You Digitize Hundreds of Thousands of Records? Crowd-Sourcing

On March 21, 2018, the African-American Civil War Soldiers Project was launched.  Their goal was to transcribe documents from the National Archives for over 200,000 African-American soldiers who served in the Civil War in order to “restore these freedom fighters … Continue reading

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Mapping the Great Dismal Swamp

“The Oak of Jerusalem: Flight, Refuge, and Reconnaissance in the Great Dismal Swamp Region” is a project created by a Ph.D. student at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Christy Hyman. It notes that it was created in support from the … Continue reading

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Visualizing and Defining Brooklyn’s Freedom Fighters for the Community: In Pursuit of Freedom/Brooklyn Abolition

In Pursuit of Freedom/Brooklyn Abolition Brooklyn Historical Society, Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale Ensemble Project http://pursuitoffreedom.org 2012-2014 White supremacy defanged the word abolitionist in our public history. When most people think of abolitionists they do not think of radicals and … Continue reading

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Lives Bound Together: Recovering the Stories of the Enslaved People of Mount Vernon

In Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the stories of the enslaved people who lived and worked on George Washington’s Virginia plantation home in the 18th century are explored alongside Washington’s “evolving” views on slavery. There is … Continue reading

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Mapping Horrors of the Post-Civil War Carolinas

Overview and Origin The Red State is a digital mapping project which shows historical lynchings across North Carolina, and parts of South Carolina. The project features information on over 150 lynchings that took place in the Carolinas between 1865 and … Continue reading

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#HistoricalWellness: Black Women’s Self-Care in the Digital Age

Courtesy Creative Commons Self-care is in vogue right now. Think pieces, Instagram posts, and Facebook soliloquies abound urging people to prioritize pampering, relaxation, and stress-reducing activities. Often, however, the deeper, more intentional and frightening work of self-care is avoided in … Continue reading

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The Best Musical Experience Ever!

A Brief Summary about the site African American Sheet Music As its name states, the African American Sheet Music site is a recollection of African American sheet music that dates from the 18th century until today and it provides alternatives … Continue reading

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