Chesapeake Heartland: An African American Humanities Project (Washington College): Digital Justice Fellow, Community Historians, and Digital Archivist/Historian


ACLS Digital Justice Development Grants


Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience


Chesapeake Heartland: An African American Humanities Project is a collaboration among Washington College, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and a network of grassroots partners/subgrantees on the rural Eastern Shore of Maryland, as well as several archival institutions. We are developing a model of digital public history in which traditionally marginalized rural Black communities collect, share, and interpret their own histories in collaboration with academic historians/archivists. An interactive website shares thousands of family photos, home movies, oral histories, etc. along with material from institutional archives. We seek salary support and travel funds for two Community Historians, a Digital Archivist, and a new Digital Justice Public History Fellowship.