Dave Kieran, HIS270: African-American Protest in 20th Century U.S. Culture
The African-American Freedom Struggle has occurred in locations across the United States. There are national stories, from Ida B. Wells and the Memphis Free Speech to the 1963 March on Washington to the Fergusson protests of 2012. There are also countless smaller examples, less famous – individual acts of protest, efforts to gain inclusion, and so on. The final project for History 270: Black Protest in 20th Century U.S. culture tells these stories. Mapping African-American Protest in U.S. Culture is an interactive map of important sites of Black Protest across the United States. Drawing on research in scholarly journals and books as well as on-line archives of primary sources, the entries in Mapping African-American Protest showcase crucial events in black history from 1893 to the present. In doing so, it provides an enduring public resource that will allow people on and beyond our campus to learn more about the local intersections of war and society.
Assisted by Kelly Helm.