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Interpreting African American history and culture at museums and historic sites

Author: Max van Balgooy
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Series: Interpreting history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this landmark guide, nearly two dozen essays by scholars, educators, and museum leaders suggest the next steps in the interpretation of African American history and culture from the colonial period to the twentieth century at history museums and historic sites. This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max van Balgooy
ISBN: 9780759122789 0759122784 9780759122796 0759122792
OCLC Number: 887858682
Description: xvii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Pride and prejudice: interpreting slavery at the homes of five founding fathers / Amanda Seymour --
Developing a comprehensive and conscientious interpretation of slavery at historic sites and museums / Kristin L. Gallas and James DeWolf Perry --
Interpreting difficult knowledge / Julia Rose --
Expanding interpretation at historic sites: when change brings conflict / David W. Young --
There is a doctor in the house--and he's Black / Michelle L. McClellan --
Finding Sarah Bickford / William Peterson --
Documenting local African American community history: some guidelines for consideration / Lila Teresa Church --
Interpreting the upper-ground railroad / Matthew Pinsker --
Churches as places of history: the case of nineteenth century Charleston, South Carolina / Bernard E. Powers, Jr. --
Imagining slave square: resurrecting history through cemetery research and interpretation / D L Henderson --
Furnishing slave quarters and free black homes: adding a powerful tool to interpreting African American life / Martha B. Katz-Hyman --
Six degrees of separation: using social media and digital platforms to enhance African American history projects / Lynn Rainville --
Asking big questions of a small place / George W. McDaniel --
Power in limits: narrow frames open up African American public history / Benjamin Filene --
Connecting students with community history / Stacia Kuceyeski --
Do you have what it takes to be a freedom fighter? / Andrea K. Jones --
Preserving Los Angeles's African American historic places / Jenny Scanlin and Teresa Grimes --
More than just a building: interpreting the legacy of Frederick Douglass Elementary School / Wendi Manuel-Scott and Sara Howard-O'Brien --
Soul soldiers: giving voice to Vietnam's veterans / Robbie Davis --
Making African American history relevant through co-creation and community service learning / Robert P. Connolly and Ana Maria Rea --
The Scottsboro Boys Museum: university-community collaboration yields unanticipated results / Ellen Griffith Spears, in collaboration with Shelia Washington.
Series Title: Interpreting history.
Responsibility: edited by Max A. van Balgooy ; foreword by Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director, National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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