In recognition of journalist, suffragist, anti-lynching and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells’ birthday on July 16th, DPLA will host a community gathering introducing the forthcoming Black Women’s Suffrage collection. The gathering will feature a keynote by historian Allison Robinson, from the University of Chicago, about teaching with digital exhibits, her experience working with the university’s Ida B. Wells collection, and how digital artifacts can help reconstruct visibility. Some of our partners will also introduce the collections that they are digitizing as part of the Black Women’s Suffrage collection, and provide some perspective about how these artifacts can help us better understand Black women suffragists and the historical and continuing activism of Black women. We hope you will join us for this timely conversation about race, gender, politics and history.
Keynote: Allison Robinson, Doctoral Candidate in American History and American Material Culture, and Instructor at the University of Chicago
Dana Chandler, University Archivist and Associate Professor, Tuskegee University Archives
Christopher Harter, Deputy Director, Amistad Research Center and/or Lisa C. Moore, Reference Archivist
Aaisha Haykal, Manager of Archival Services, Avery Institute of Afro-American History & Culture
Sarah Tanner Head, Archives Research Center, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library