Black Quotidian: A Digital Humanities Approach to Teaching African American History
Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers [blackquotidian.com] is a digital humanities project designed to highlight moments from ordinary lives in African American history. Each day I post at least one Black newspaper article from that date in history, accompanied by a brief commentary. Taking the ordinary aspects of African American history seriously means recognizing the richness and diversity of Black lives, cultures, and communities. I continue to be surprised by the amazing stories that live in the archives of Black newspapers. Black Quotidian brings several hundred of these stories to web audiences, and, in the process, the project is changing how I think about, write about, and teach African American history.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
On behalf of
Center for Black Studies Research
University of California, Santa Barbara
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ISSN 2151-4712 (print)
ISSN 2372-0751 (online)