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Call for PapersLegacy Forum 42.1- Black Women’s Organizing Archive (BWOA) The late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century saw a surge in organizations and clubs founded by and for Black women to uplift Black communities. Launched in 2020, the Black Women’s Organizing Archive (BWOA) brings together the scattered papers and collections  of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Black […]

Digitize Black Women’s Records Day 2024

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Digitize Black Women’s Records Day 2024 March 26, 2024  • Noon – 3:15 p.m. Freeman Auditorium, HUB, Penn State, University Park and Streaming to YouTube Join us as we celebrate innovative ways to engage Black women’s activist archives with Meta DuEwa Jones, DaMaris B. Hill, Sharia Benn, Janel Moore-Almond, and Jennifer Morris. Featured Guests Opening […]

Archivist Roundtable 2023

Digitizing Black Women’s Records: Archivist Roundtable October 11, 2023 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET This  “meet and greet” discussion provides a collaborative space where our featured guests share their experiences expanding access to Black records through digitization and/or community engagement efforts. We are excited to find ways to celebrate these efforts while also thinking about how […]

“Papers Worthy of Patronage”: Black Feminist Research Methods and the Digital Humanities

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“Papers Worthy of Patronage”: Black Feminist Research Methods and the Digital Humanities Dr. Kristin Moriah Assistant Professor Queen’s University; Center for Black Digital Research Satellite Partner, Just Transformations Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Thursday, Dec. 1 • 6-7:30pm Delaware History Museum504 N. Market StreetWilmington, Delaware Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a trailblazing Black feminist, activist, journalist, […]

Mary Ann Shadd Cary in the Here and Now

Oct. 1 and 2, 2021 • Virtual Symposium Join scholars, historians, archivists, and community members share papers and discuss next steps towards celebrating Shadd Cary’s 200th birthday in 2023. Day 1: Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 Day 2: Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 Schedule FRIDAY, OCT. 1 • 10AM-3:30PM EST 10:00am – 11:15am     PANEL 1: Provincial […]

Transcribe Terrell • Douglass Day 2021

On February 12 and 14, 2021, the Black Women’s Organizing Archive partnered with the Douglass Day team and Library of Congress to transcribe the last major portion of Mary Church Terrell’s archive.

Dancing Mary Ann Shadd Cary’s Activist Legacies

On Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, we saluted the Shadd’s Daughters Project: an oral history project of women journalists, educators, activists, and lawyers from the U.S and Canada who are carrying on Shadd Cary’s legacy as a pioneer in these areas.