PUBLIC WORK AND SPECIAL PROJECTS 

My professional outreach mission includes providing insight into the best practices for displaying and interpreting a robust collection of primary documents. I seek to delve deeper into pedagogy and the practice of inclusivity throughout the public history field. 

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BLACK CRAFTSPEOPLE DIGITAL ARCHIVE

FORGING MEDIA, ARCHIVES, AND GPS 

Founded in 2019, the BCDA brings together scholars, students, museums and archives professionals and the public to collaborate and spread the story of Black craftspeople. The BCDA originally began as a project founded by Dr. Tiffany Momon and inspired by her research into John “Quash” Williams, an enslaved and later free Black master carpenter responsible for the carpentry and joinery work on the c. 1750 Charles Pinckney Mansion in Charleston, South Carolina. Momon’s research into Williams led to the development of a map tracing Williams’s life around Charleston and soon, that map incorporated places associated with the enslaved Black craftsmen who aided Williams in the construction of the Pinckney Mansion. By Fall 2019, the project expanded to include more Black craftspeople in Charleston involved in a variety of trades. The archive continues to grow daily.

SACRIFICE AND SERVICE 

GRIMSLEY'S LEGACY OF HONOR

 

The Roll of Honor in the Sigmund Selig Pearl Field House contains the names of two women and ninety-seven men. They sacrificed their youth and their lives during World War II in the pursuit of upholding the ideals of freedom. This exhibition memorializes the ninety-nine women and men from Greensboro Senior High School who served in the United States military during World War II and illuminates the story of honor and courage that permeates through Grimsley High School.

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THE MONTANA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

The Montana Historical Commission set out to interpret and preserve the African American legacy and history in Montana with particular emphasis on Madison County. Working with graduate and undergraduate students from East Carolina University, we created several historical resource guides for public audiences.

MORE THAN JUST A HOME

THE HISTORIC MAGNOLIA HOUSE

 

I led students in creation of a seven panel exhibit that documented the history of the Magnolia hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina. This site served as a cultural bastion for the city and sat at the intersection of civil rights, and community engagement while also playing an important role as a safe haven for African American travelers featured within the Negro Motorist Green Book Guide.

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