In November 2019, ASERL’s Special Collections Interest Group launched a new, shared digital exhibit focusing on the history of 400 years of enslavement in the Southeastern United States as part of the anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies in 1619. The exhibit includes materials from many ASERL libraries, curated by a team of special collections professionals from across ASERL. It provides information about many aspects of enslavement and enslaved people. The exhibit debuted in November 2019 via the ASERL website and uses the Omeka.net platform to provide the user experience.
The original curatorial team was comprised of volunteers from member institutions:
- Jessica Perkins Smith, Mississippi State University
- Jennifer McGillan, Mississippi State University
- Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Wake Forest University
- Beatrice (Bea) Skokan, University of Miami
- Melissa Smith, Louisiana State University
- E. Haven Hawley, University of Florida
- Suzan Alteri, University of Florida
- Megan Mummey, University of Kentucky
- Jennifer Ford, University of Mississippi
For more detailed information about the exhibit, please see the exhibit plan.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
ASERL institutions are encouraged to submit materials for consideration using this Metadata form (Word) or Excel form to submit items. There is also an example using an item from Wake Forest University. If you have questions regarding contributions, please email Adam Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org).