I wrote an article about my experience. It is featured on the Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs website. The title of the article is “Beach-going in Delaware: Black Perspectives Under Segregation” and can be found here: https://history.delaware.gov/2021/11/12/beach-going-in-delaware/ Enjoy!
Fall 2017 – Spring 2021
The Colored Conventions Project is a digital humanities project centering the political lives of Black Americans in the 19th century. Over the past four years, I have had the opportunity to work with the Website/Exhibits Committee. We have now successfully migrated the contents from the original Omeka website to a two-part, WordPress and Omeka site. The WordPress site features information about the Colored Conventions Project and digital exhibits created by graduate and undergraduate students in collaboration with teaching partners. The Omeka site is a searchable database for all of the digital records that have been located thus far related to the Colored Conventions. Read all about this journey on our blog, #DivBlack: Principles in Action During a Website Migration.
Please see the website link below for more information on the Colored Conventions Project, how you can participate, and support the project.
Website Link: http://coloredconventions.org/
“Curating Hidden Collections & the Black Archive” – Graduate Class Project lead by Professor Julie McGee
We began the semester with 52 photographs featuring sitters set in formal photography studios or in the familial surroundings. We studied and researched the photographs, the sitters, and the photography studios. We discussed the theory of visual culture, metadata, vernacular photography collecting, etc to understand the materiality and cultural significance of the photographs. In the end, we created metadata for each photograph on University of Delaware’s ArtStor site. However due to the limited space in ArtStor, we also created a website to highlight the in depth research we conducted over the course of the semester. On this website we give a brief introduction of the collection, each student highlights one photograph in the collection, and we each also feature an essay centering our thoughts on the methodology and the theories that were explored throughout the semester, as well as the future of the collection. This information, the ArtStor site and website was presented by the class at end of the semester in a public presentation in the Morris Library on campus.
Website Link: http://sites.udel.edu/baltimorecollection/