City People: Black Baltimore in the Photographs of John Clark Mayden

  Read the gallery guide here. This past spring, I began my curatorial fellowship work with Sheridan Library. The library recently acquired about 100 prints from local street photographer, John Clark Mayden, which they sought to display in both an exhibit and book, Baltimore Lives: The Portraits of John Clark Mayden.  Before I curated a small exhibit […]

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Geraldine L. Wilson and Black Consciousness Workshops for Mississippi’s Head Start Teachers

Geraldine Wilson, Photos & Prints Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYPL Geraldine Wilson arrived to Mississippi during the concluding weeks of Freedom Summer, a summer-long collective call for action to civil rights in the state. There are many questions surrounding her late arrival and her activism during that summer. Wilson […]

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Rachel’s Journey to Messiah.

Been gone for a minute. I will post soon about an update on the graduate program and life, but for now we will start where I left off–my research on Rachel H. Flowers. Over the next few weeks, I am slowly updating older post and changing the look of the blog. So stay tune for […]

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Personal Musing: 50 Years Later

“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” [Annotated Speech] I stopped my Civil Rights Bus Tour series on Day 5 in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama. So this post jumps to Day 7, our day in Memphis. I only took one picture that day and it was at the National Civil Rights Museum located at the former Lorraine […]

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“Susan and Gordy Adopt a Baby!”: Geraldine Wilson and The Children’s Television Workshop

Over winter break, I spent time with my one year old nephew. We spent most of our morning eating cereal, dancing, and watching my childhood favorite show–Sesame Street. We bonded over our love of Elmer and Big Bird and wept over the absence of Ernie and Bert. A few weeks later, I traveled to New […]

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“Greenview Dwelling”: Discovering the Flowers Family’s Home

In the early twentieth-century, Rachel Flowers was a Black socialite in the Harrisburg and Philadelphia region. Her parties attracted members of the Black middle class and due to her educational activism, also educators from New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and even Bermuda. When her events were hosted in Harrisburg, news articles referred to her country […]

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