A White Historian Reads Black History: A One-Person, Homemade Public History Project

Lecture Description

Responding to the 2015 murders at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Strasser has created what may be called a homemade one-person public history project—a series of talks about African American history to present to community and church groups. Currently she offers talks about slavery, lynching, voting rights, residential segregation, and “race riots,” each illustrated with 50-60 images. This lecture offers an overview of the project, for public history professionals.


African American Public History and Memory

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