The Legacy Project: Archives for Black Lives @ Weeksville Heritage Center, 10/27

Saturday, October 27, 11am – 5pm
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Rooted in perseverance and self-documentation, this hands-on, intergenerational event will gather Black memory workers from around the nation to explore the purpose and need of Archives for Black Lives.

Do you or your folks have a special or important physical photo of yourself, your family, or your community that you don’t know what to do with? Do you know the story or memory behind that photo?!

Well bring it with you to this event and we’ll give you some ideas and tips through our interactive storytelling and communal digitization workspaces. And we’ll share some resources for you to take home too!

A tour of the historic Hunterfly Road Houses and a fulfilling meal will also be offered during this free event.

Schedule:
11:00AM-12:00PM – Tour of Hunterfly Road Houses

12:15PM-1:45PM – Interactive Storytelling
Attendees will be given a brief overview of the oral history process and an opportunity to record short interviews based on the photographs they brought.

Obden Mondésir (Oral History Project Manager, WHC) will lead this workshop.

1:45PM-2:30PM – Lunch
A yummy Tantz Catering meal will be provided by The Legacy Project!

2:30PM-4:00PM – Communal Digitization
Attendees will be given a brief overview of best practices, and then time to put that information into action by using a scanning app to digitize their photos. They’ll also be emailed a link to their oral history recordings during this section.

Celeste Â-Re, MSLIS, PhD (Recorded Sound Library Technician, Library of Congress, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center) will lead this workshop.

4:00PM-5:00PM – Closing Dialogue
Obden Mondésir will provide opening remarks about The Legacy Project’s 2018 Public Training Workshop Series, and opportunities for the attendees to deepen their engagement beyond this event.

Holly Smith (College Archivist, Spelman College) and Zakiya Collier (Oral History Intern, Weeksville Heritage Center) will lead us in a discussion on community archives and Archives for Black Lives.

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