BLOGROLL: @NMAAHC Wins Webby for #HiddenHistory

The National Museum of African American History and Culture won a Webby for "Social: Education and Discovery." Lanae Spruce represented them and accepted the award with this 5-word speech: Congratulations from #ADPhD! "So proud to represent the @smithsonian @NMAAHC last night at the Webbys! Collected our award for Social: education & discovery, #HiddenHerstory. … Continue reading BLOGROLL: @NMAAHC Wins Webby for #HiddenHistory

DIGITAL: Scuffalong – North Carolina Free People of Color

Lisa Y. Henderson is a researcher -- and descendant -- of North Carolina's free people of color. She runs a genealogy blog at which features archival material on her work in history and genealogy: Appie and her twin Mittie Roena Ward were born 19 April 1849 near Stantonsburg, Wilson County, to David G.W. Ward and Sarah … Continue reading DIGITAL: Scuffalong – North Carolina Free People of Color

DIGITAL: Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866

"This project is designed to call public attention to an event that rattled Reconstruction-era Memphis in May 1866. The first large-scale racial massacre to erupt in the post-Civil War South, the massacre in Memphis played a key role in prompting Congress to enact sweeping changes to federal policies and to constitutional law. It also lent a new urgency to an ongoing national debate about the meaning of freedom and the rights of citizens. It was a massacre of historic proportions, one that helped lay the ground for who we are today as a nation....