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Southern Historical Collection Panel: Finding Your People
February 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Southern Historical Collection is presenting a virtual program on February 9th that may be of interest, and we wanted to reach out to you in case you’d like to promote it to your channels. I’m happy to answer any questions. Here’s the event info, and a promotional graphic is attached (for sharing via social or email).
“Finding Your People: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Documenting Black Families in Special Collections and Archives”Thursday, February 9th at 1:30 p.m.
Please join the Southern Historical Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Wilson Special Collections Library for a virtual panel discussion.
The Black family, its structure, representation, and characteristics seem to be a near-constant topic of question and conjecture in our society. What role do archives play in these discussions and our understanding of the Black family? This panel discussion will bring together faculty researchers and archival practitioners to discuss the representation of Black families in the archive, the history, and impact of collecting, examine where we are at this current moment, and what the future of Black family collections might look like.
This virtual event is co-sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage at Rare Book School.