Expanding the Narrative: Black Figures of Washington Abolition History
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February 22 @ 2:15 pm - 3:25 pm EST
Location: Walker Room, Library
The importance of preserving, and making accessible, archive material around historically marginalized perspectives and voices is often overlooked. It is a crucial tool, however, in understanding our history and promoting social justice and equity. The session will present the research findings Expanding the Narrative: Black Figures of Washington Abolition History by one of W&J’s own library interns, and foster discussion over the ethical considerations around collecting, preserving, and making accessible historical materials. Led by Archive Intern Ana M. Giampa.
This session Expanding the Narrative: Black Figures of Washington Abolition History is offered as one of five concurrent breakout sessions.
Learn more about the other four sessions:
The Progress House at W&J
CCJ Teach-In: The Fossil Fuel Industry & Democracy in Western PA
‘Zine Makin’ Workshop
Library Special Collections
The Learned T. Bulman ’48 Historic Archives & Museum has material that dates from the 15th century to the present-day related to Washington & Jefferson College, its history and the research concerns of its students and faculty. The collection comprises rare books, student and faculty theses, college publications, artwork and research including documents, personal papers, manuscripts and photographs. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts, rare books, and objects from the 19th – 20th century documenting the history of…