Charles Denton Johnson G'21

Charles Denton Johnson
Assistant Professor
History
North Carolina Central University

ACLS Digital Extension Grants 2021
Assistant Professor
History
North Carolina Central University
Expanding the Digital Library on American Slavery through Local, Community-Engaged Digital Humanities Research

Collaborative, community-engaged research is an invaluable tool for healing and transformation in the face of traumatic histories like that of slavery in the American South. Leveraging the infrastructure and expertise of the Digital Library on American Slavery (DLAS), the goal of this project is to expand ongoing digital archival research to three additional public universities in North Carolina through a set of interrelated research projects that engage and empower local communities while fostering collaboration among scholars at diverse stages of their professional development. As scholars at these three institutions engage in local research projects, regular convenings will present opportunities for collaboration around the themes of theory and praxis in community-engaged scholarship.