Reconstructing the Black Archive: South Carolina as Case Study, 1739-1895
Professional Development Program Type
Professional Development Program Audience
Taking South Carolina as a case study, this NEH Institute on "Reconstructing the Black Archive" will provide practical advice and tools for writers and researchers who examine Black histories, biographies, and life writing (narratives, gallows literature, fictionalized histories, and other such genres prevalent in the Black Archive), even if their particular subjects are not centered in South Carolina. Because of the unique positioning of South Carolina as the first Southern slave state to secede from the Union, we are in a position to look at how the archival memory needs active reconstruction.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Edda Fields-Black; P. Gabrielle Foreman; Brandon Inabinet; Mary Lingold; Joycelyn Moody; Jessica Millward; Holly Pinheiro; Glenis Redmond
Funded through the Division of Education Programs