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Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture (PDT&C)

Editor-in-Chief: Gibbons, Leisa / Gracy, Karen F.

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The Profundity of Your Archive Doesn’t Want to Live in Boxes Anymore: An Introduction to Monroe Work Today

R.J. Ramey
Published Online: 2019-07-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pdtc-2019-0008


The author goes behind the scenes of the digital exhibit MonroeWorkToday.org, a citizen’s project that was researched and produced outside of academia or formal funding. What began with an amateur’s visit to Tuskegee University Archives in 2010 led, 6 years later, to the first ever map of the true entirety of US lynching violence against all groups of people of color. The creation process collided with common issues: positionality, appropriation, interpretive body language, the ethical visualization of historical trauma, the erasure of women, and the power of digital archives.

Keywords: Lynching; Digital archives; Digital humanities; Digital storytelling; Tuskegee; Alabama


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Published Online: 2019-07-08

Published in Print: 2019-07-26

Citation Information: Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, Volume 48, Issue 2, Pages 61–68, ISSN (Online) 2195-2965, ISSN (Print) 2195-2957, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pdtc-2019-0008.

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