Towards Justice: University-Community Collaborations & Black Public History

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Towards Justice: University-Community Collaborations & Black Public History
Walker, Desmon
Houchen, Diedre
Birch, Stephanie
Digital Collaborations on Black History in Florida
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Conference Proceedings


Overview of collaborative effort to develop physical and online exhibits: "Black Educators: Florida’s Secret Social Justice Advocates, 1920-1960," "The Legacy of Virgil Hawkins: The Struggle for Equality at UF," and "Lincoln High School: A Metaphor for Excellence" with partners from the A. Quinn Jones Museum, the UF Legal Information Center, and Smathers Libraries.
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TOWARDS JUSTICE: University Community Collaborations & Black Public History Digital Collaborations Workshop University of Florida July 25, 2019 #BlackEduFL Photo: Lincoln High School (Gainesville, FL) homecoming parade, 1947. Courtesy of A. Quinn Jones Collection, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.


Our Team and Process Our Products Our Questions & Tensions OVERVIEW


EXHIBIT TEAM: Explicit Collaborative Roles Dr. Diedre Houchen UF Center for the Study of Race & Race Relations Desmon Walker Director, A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center Flo Turcotte UF Literary Manuscripts Archivist Stephanie Birch UF African American Studies Librarian Lourdes Santamaria Wheeler Exhibits Director, UF Libraries Venetia Ponds Graduate Research Assistant Liz Bouton Exhibits Assistant, UF Libraries Delreese Martin Graduate Research Assistant


EX H IBIT LOCATIONS A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center Smathers Library Gallery Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center Library


GALLERY SMATHERS Black Educators Secret Social Justice Advocates, 1920 1960 October 22 December 18, 2018 Photos (left to right): Top: George Starke Jr., the first Black student at UF, visits tours the exhibit; Dr. Houchen guides a group of students on an exhibit tour; close up image of Static Shock comic book. Bottom: Exhibit installed in Smathers Gallery Images courtesy of Lourdes Santamaria Wheeler and Diedre Houchen.


A. QUINN JONES MUSEUM Lincoln High School A Metaphor for Excellence November 2, 2018 Current Photos (left to right): Top: Dr. Oliver Jones, son of A. Quinn Jones, tours the exhibit; close up view of display case. Bottom: Gallery view of Lincoln High School gallery display; Infographic of LHS student and teacher population growth. Images courtesy of the A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center and Diedre Houchen.


LEGAL INFORMATION CENTER The Legacy of Virgil Hawkins The Struggle for Equality at UF October 24 December 18, 2018 Photos (left to right): Top: Virgil Hawkins; Associated Press headline from 1949 after Hawkins and William T. Lewis are denied admission. Bottom: Audience applauds George Starke Jr. at event commemorating 60 years of desegregation at UF Images courtesy of the Associated Press, State Library & Archives of Florida, and the UF College of Law


THE PROJECT WEBSITE blackeducational THE ONLINE EXHIBIT FloridaBlackEducators LEARN MORE incredible that despite facing such discrimination, African Americans were able to bring about such amazing social change. I honestly wondered if I would have been able to accomplish the same things they UF undergraduate student Harry T. Moore, (n.d.). Courtesy of the Harry T. Moore Documentary Collection, George A. Smathers Libraries University of Florida Stanton School (Jacksonville, FL), circa 1910s. Courtesy of State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory


THINKING DEEPLY about Collaborations for (Black) Justice Building Strong Independent Institutions Deploying Research(ers) Community based knowledge in Universities Reclaiming community knowledge & resources


CONTACT US #BlackEduFL @DiedreFHouchen @UFLib Visit the Museum Check out the website View the Collection