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Wednesday, June 14
 

8:00am

Registration opens at Stern Center
Coffee, Registration, Information

Wednesday June 14, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Stern Center 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

9:00am

Historical Documentation and the African American Experience
Archivists Steven G. Fullwood and Miranda Mims will facilitate the workshop, Historical Documentation and the African American Experience, which will focus on the various ways underrepresented histories get collected and promoted, culminating in a discussion on uncovering and highlighting African American histories at local and state archival institutions. The aim of this half-day workshop is to explore ways to make these valuable histories more accessible to a wider public.

Speakers
SG

Steven G. Fullwood

Steven G. Fullwood is the former Associate Curator of the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library. Mr. Fullwood obtained his MLS from Clark Atlanta University and has worked at the Robert W. Woodruff... Read More →
avatar for Miranda Mims

Miranda Mims

Archivist, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture 125 Bull St, Charleston, SC 29424

9:00am

Facilitated Dialouge on Social Justice and Public History
For more than fifteen years, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience has helped museums, historic sites, and other public spaces become dynamic new centers for community engagement through personalized training grounded in the work of thought leaders, educators, human rights advocates and our 200 member sites around the world. This workshop will build participants’ ability to engage visitors on the pressing, contemporary issues raised by their content. Participants will be able to ask questions that draw on the lived experience of their audience to enrich their programs, create opportunities for meaningful exchange, and approach conflict with confidence. Drawing on the fields of Museums, Dialogue, and Transitional Justice, participants will have new frameworks for transforming their sites to places where memory becomes action.

Speakers
BP

Braden Paynter

Braden Paynter is the Associate for Methodology and Practice of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience where he works to share best practices among Coalition members and with the field at large. He leads the Coalition’s global Conscience Conversations program, connecting... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Clemson Design Center at Cigar Factory

9:00am

Giving Voice to Long-Silenced Millions: Interpreting Slavery on Historic Sites

The Aiken Rhett House Museum's historic structures in downtown Charleston serve as a learning laboratory for participants to explore how to create a comprehensive and conscientious interpretation of slavery. Based on the book Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites, this workshop helps public history professionals grow not only in knowledge, but also in skill and sensitivity, as they interpret slavery. Kristin Gallas will share best practices for connecting to and extending your site’s interpretation of its history of slavery; training to help staff achieve a greater understanding of difficult knowledge and navigate complicated emotions.

 

The workshop will provide participants with key tools and techniques for understanding their own process of learning and acceptance related to interpreting slavery, handling controversy, and promoting awareness. Additionally, attendees learn how to help their colleagues work through their concerns about sensitive issues of race and slavery. The workshop also covers how and why visitors respond to receiving new information on the history of slavery, and attendees gain specific skills to help audiences to a greater awareness of, and ability to sensitively engage with, the history of slavery, as well as tools for evaluating their own performance.


Speakers
KG

Kristin Gallas

Author/Educator, Interpreting Slavery
Kristin Gallas has led the Tracing Center of Histories and Legacies of Slavery's public history work since its founding, and also oversaw the design of workshops for teachers and other professionals in education. Today, Kristin facilitates workshops for public history professionals... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Aiken Rhett House 48 Elizabeth St, Charleston, SC 29403

1:30pm

Session 1A : Project Showcase
Collaborations to Create Black Digital Spaces: Umbra Search and Aggregating African American History

Skin Deep/Deep Skin: Using Ethnographic Theatre to Address America’s Racial Divide, Past and Present

The Synagogue Block in Bridgetown, Barbados: Assessing Past Accomplishments and Emerging Possibilities

 


Speakers
avatar for Dorothy Berry

Dorothy Berry

Digital Collections Program Manager, Houghton Library
KH

Kerric Harvey

Skin Deep/Deep Skin: Using Ethnographic Theatre to Address America’s Racial Divide, Past and Present- George Washington University
avatar for Amalia S. Levi

Amalia S. Levi

Amalia S. Levi is an archivist and free-lance cultural heritage professional. Most recently she completed the archival processing and digitization of the records of the Synagogue Restoration Project in Bridgetown, Barbados. Amalia holds a Master’s in Library Sciences and Archives... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Stern Center Room 205 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

1:30pm

Session 1B: Museumizing the Black Holocaust in America: A Dialogue with America's Black Holocaust Museum
Museumizing the Black Holocaust in America: A Dialogue with America's Black Holocaust Museum

Speakers
RJ

Reggie Jackson

Museumizing the Black Holocaust in America: A Dialogue with America's Black Holocaust Museum - America's Black Holocaust Museum
FK

Fran Kaplan

Museumizing the Black Holocaust in America: A Dialogue with America's Black Holocaust Museum - America's Black Holocaust Museum


Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Stern Center Room 206 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

1:30pm

Session 1C: From History to Our story: Decolonizing the Presentation of the Gullah/Geechee Legacy
From History to Our story: Decolonizing the Presentation of the Gullah/Geechee Legacy

Speakers
KD

Kate Derickson

From History to Our story: Decolonizing the Presentation of the Gullah/Geechee Legacy - University of Minnesota
QQ

Queen Quet

From History to Our story: Decolonizing the Presentation of the Gullah/Geechee Legacy - Gullah/Geechee Nation
GS

Glenda Simmons

From History to Our story: Decolonizing the Presentation of the Gullah/Geechee - Jenkins, Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of Northeast Florida
AJ

Amir Jamal Toure

From History to Our story: Decolonizing the Presentation of the Gullah/Geechee Legacy - Savannah State University
EC

Elder Carlie Towne

From History to Our story: Decolonizing the Presentation of the Gullah/Geechee Legacy - Gullah/Geechee Angel Network
AW

Annette Watson

From History to Our story: Decolonizing the Presentation of the Gullah/Geechee Legacy - College of Charleston


Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Stern Center Room 201 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

1:30pm

Session 1D: Interdisciplinary Approaches to History

Breaking the Code of Charleston: Who Wrote the Pseudonymous Slave Narrative, Before the War and After the Union

Trust Us This Is History Too: Non-Historians Doing History


Speakers
SA

Susanna Ashton

Interdisciplinary Approaches to History | Breaking the Code of Charleston: Who Wrote the Pseudonymous Slave Narrative, Before the War and After the Union - Clemson University
JC

John Coggeshall

Trust Us This Is History Too: Non-Historians Doing History - Clemson University
WF

William Fitzpatrick

Trust Us This Is History Too: Non-Historians Doing History - Independent Scholar
AM

Alison McLetchie

Celebrating Caribbean-American Identity in the Southeastern US - Claflin University



Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Stern Center 409 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

3:15pm

Session 2A: Project Showcase

Interpreting Ruins: Legacies of Enslavement at the Menokin Glass House

Charting Civil Rights: Using Google Maps to Visualize the Southern Movement

Maritime Archaeology from Slave Ships to Rice Boats; Reflecting on South Carolina’s Underwater Archaeological Record and Its Representation of Enslaved Life

The Identification, Preservation, and Commemoration Of Ferry Sites in South Carolina

“The Slaves Who Were Ourselves”: Public History, Race, and Slavery in Post-Postracial America                


Speakers
avatar for Mariaelena DiBenigno

Mariaelena DiBenigno

Interpreting Ruins: Legacies of Enslavement at the Menokin Glass House - College of William and Mary
avatar for Evan Faulkenbury

Evan Faulkenbury

Assistant Professor of History, SUNY Cortland
Charting Civil Rights: Using Google Maps to Visualize the Southern Movement - State University of New York at Cortland
JI

Jessica Irwin

Maritime Archaeology from Slave Ships to Rice Boats; Reflecting on South Carolina’s Underwater Archaeological Record and Its Representation of Enslaved Life - South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
ES

Edward Salo

The Identification, Preservation, and Commemoration Of Ferry Sites in South Carolina - State University Arkansas
JY

Jason Young

“The Slaves Who Were Ourselves”: Public History, Race, and Slavery in Post-Postracial America - University at Buffalo, Program Sub-Committee for International African American Museum



Wednesday June 14, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Stern Center Room 205 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

3:15pm

Session 2B: Public History and Higher Education

Making Black Lives Visible at Jarrell Plantation: An Undergraduate Research Partnership between a Private University and a State Historic Site

Public History and Education at the College of Charleston


Speakers
TA

Tamara Andrews

Mercer University
MB

Michele Beverly

Making Black Lives Visible at Jarrell Plantation: An Undergraduate Research Partnership between a Private University and a State Historic Site, Mercer University
JH

Jon Hale

Public History and Education at the College of Charleston - College of Charleston
MH

Matthew Harper

Making Black Lives Visible at Jarrell Plantation: An Undergraduate Research Partnership between a Private University and a State Historic Site - Mercer University
SS

Sydney Simpson

Mercer University


Wednesday June 14, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Stern Center Room 201 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

3:15pm

Session 2C: Documentary Outreach Initiatives In Public History

Between the Waters: Hobcaw Barony as a Historical Case Study

Reimagining African Diaspora through Intersectional, Experiential Learning and Outreach


Speakers
JB

Jen Boyle

Reimagining African Diaspora through Intersectional, Experiential Learning and Outreach - Coastal Carolina University
AC

Alli Crandell

Reimagining African Diaspora through Intersectional, Experiential Learning and Outreach - Coastal Carolina University
EC

Eric Crawford

Coastal Carolina University
PH

Patrick Hayes

Between the Waters: Hobcaw Barony as a Historical Case Study
BN

Betsy Newman

Producer, SCETV
Between the Waters: Hobcaw Barony as a Historical Case Study - SCETV - Between the Waters takes visitors on an interactive journey through the South Carolina coastal estate, Hobcaw Barony. As they watch documentary videos, tour Bernard Baruch’s winter home, explore a rice canal... Read More →
BN

Betsy Newman

Between the Waters: Hobcaw Barony as a Historical Case Study


Wednesday June 14, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Stern Center Room 206 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

3:15pm

Session 2D: Black Monuments Material Culture and Historical Narratives

“I Born Since Peace Declare” Gullah Narratives of the Post-Slavery Era

The Power in Preservation: Reevaluating Activism through Black Material Culture

The Building of a National Park: The Cotton Pickers' Monument Project


Speakers
JH

J. Herman Blake

“I Born Since Peace Declare” Gullah Narratives of the Post-Slavery Era - Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
AB

Ashley Bouknight

The Power in Preservation: Reevaluating Activism through Black Material Culture - Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
ED

Ed Dwight

The Building of a National Park: The Cotton Pickers' Monument Project - Khafre, Inc.
DC

Dr. C Sade Turnipseed

Asst Professor of History, Mississippi Valley State University
The Building of a National Park: The Cotton Pickers' Monument Project - Khafre, Inc.



Wednesday June 14, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Stern Center 409 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

4:45pm

Welcome Reception
Wednesday June 14, 2017 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Stern Center Ballroom 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm

Plenary Session Panel: Race and Social Justice in US Public History

Race and Social Justice in US Public History

Michael Allen, Natoinal Park Services
Makiba Foster, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Fath Davis Ruffins, Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American History
Rachel Donaldson, College of Charleston, Moderator 


Moderators
RD

Rachel Donaldson

College of Charleston

Speakers
avatar for Michael Allen

Michael Allen

 Michael Allen has served with distinction in various National Park Service (NPS) posts since 1980 and currently serves as the Community Partnership Specialist with the Southeast Regional Office. He has a deep-seeded interest in our nation’s spiritual growth as it relates to the... Read More →
avatar for Makiba Foster

Makiba Foster

Makiba Foster is the Assistant Chief Librarian for the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Prior to her role at the Schomburg, she served as Curator of Oral History and Subject Librarian for American History... Read More →
FD

Fath Davis Ruffins

Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American History


Wednesday June 14, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Stern Center Ballroom 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401
 
Thursday, June 15
 

8:00am

Registration
Thursday June 15, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Stern Center 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

8:30am

Morning Welcome
Thursday June 15, 2017 8:30am - 8:45am
Stern Center 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

9:00am

Plenary Session: Transforming Public History in the Atlantic World

Transforming Public History in the Atlantic World

Ana Lucia Aroujo, Howard University
Richard Benjamin, International Slavery Museum—National Museums, Liverpool
Alissandra Cummins, UNESCO
Rex Ellis, Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History
Bayo Holsey, Rutgers University
Bernard Powers, College of Charleston, Moderator 


Moderators
BP

Bernard Powers

College of Charleston

Speakers
avatar for Ana Lucia Araujo

Ana Lucia Araujo

Ana Lucia Araujo is cultural historian and a Professor of History at the historically black Howard University in Washington DC. Her work explores the history and the memory of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery and their social and cultural legacies. She is particularly interested... Read More →
RB

Richard Benjamin

Dr. Richard Benjamin Head, International Slavery Museum       Richard heads the International Slavery Museum at National Museums Liverpool where he is responsible for the strategic development of the Museum, including its forthcoming education and resource centre, partnerships... Read More →
RE

Rex Ellis

Dr. Rex M. Ellis Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs National Museum of African American History and Culture Smithsonian Institution 600 Maryland Avenue SW Suite 7001 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Phone: 202-633-9468 Fax: 202-633-4816 E-mail: ellisrm@SI.EDU | Dr. Rex... Read More →
avatar for Bayo Holsey

Bayo Holsey

Bayo Holsey is an Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. Her research and writing address public culture and history in West Africa and the African diaspora.  She is the author of Routes of Remembrance: Refashioning the Slave Trade in Ghana (University of Chicago Press... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Stern Center Ballroom 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

10:45am

Session 1D: “Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked: Requiem for Rice Mobile Interactive Website” New Sources, New Stories Roundtable

“Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked: Requiem for Rice Mobile Interactive Website” New Sources, New Stories Roundtable


Moderators
SB

Samuel Black

Senator John Heinz History Center

Speakers
EF

Edda Fields-Black

Dr. Fields-Black is a specialist in early and pre-colonial African history whose research interests extend into the African Diaspora. | | Fields-Black’s first monograph Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014... Read More →
MG

Michael Gouin

Clemson University
KL

Kim Long

Wiley College
TW

Treshea Wade

Requiem for Rice
EW

Ernie Wiggers

Nemours Wildlife Foundation
AW

Aparna Wilder

Carnegie Mellon University Create Lab
SW

Shandra Williams

Requiem for Rice


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Stern Center Ballroom 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

10:45am

Session 1A: Black Memory in Public History

If These Structures Could Speak…Retrieving the Memory of Institutions Established by African American Women in Columbia, SC

The Journey toward a Broader Understanding of Ben Delane and Celia Mann at Columbia's Mann-Simons Site


Speakers
avatar for Debbie Bloom

Debbie Bloom

Walker Local and Family History Center manager, Richland Library
Upcoming book contributions: | 1. Librarianship and Genealogy: trends, issues, case studies: McFarland Press. | 2. Women's Diaries and Letters of the South: progressive era, USC Press.
JG

Jeanette Guinn

If These Structures Could Speak…Retrieving the Memory of Institutions Established by African American Women in Columbia, SC - College of Charleston
avatar for Georgette Mayo

Georgette Mayo

Processing Archivist, Avery Center for African American History
VD

Vennie Deas Moore

Cultural Historian and Preservationist
JS

John Sherrer

The Journey toward a Broader Understanding of Ben Delane and Celia Mann at Columbia's Mann-Simons Site - Historic Columbia Foundation



Thursday June 15, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Stern Center Room 201 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

10:45am

Session 1B: Middle Passage Public History

Middle Passage Public History              


Speakers
AC

Ann Chinn

Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project
EH

Eurica Huggins-Axum

The African Diaspora Ancestral Commemoration Institute
GT

Gene Tinnie

Dos Amigos/Fair Rosamond Slave Ship Replica Project


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Stern Center 409 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

10:45am

Session 1C: Surviving a Monumental Act of Racism at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC
Surviving a Monumental Act of Racism at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC

Speakers
EA

Elizabeth Alston

Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC
WD

William Dudley

Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC
WG

Willi Glee

Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC
MS

Maxine Smith

Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Stern Center Room 206 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

10:45am

Session 1E: Challenging Subjects and Historical Interpretation

Drayton Hall: A Changing, Evolving, and Expanding Landscape of Interpretation

Silent Histories, Public Audiences: Using Archives and Exhibitions to Introduce Challenging Subjects


Speakers
avatar for Cameron Moon

Cameron Moon

Preservation Coordinator, Drayton Hall Preservation Trust
Drayton Hall
KO

Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan

Silent Histories, Public Audiences: Using Archives and Exhibitions to Introduce Challenging Subjects -Rutgers University – New Brunswick
avatar for Patricia Lowe Smith

Patricia Lowe Smith

Curator of Historic Architectural Resources, Drayton Hall Preservation Trust
Drayton Hall, Palladian Architecture, Architectural Conservation, 3D Visualization Technology


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Stern Center Room 205 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

2:00pm

Session 2A: Slave Quarters and Places of Memory as Tools to Fight Racial Intolerance: The Power of Preservation and Interpretation

Slave Quarters and Places of Memory as Tools to Fight Racial Intolerance: The Power of Preservation and Interpretation

Transitioning to Justice

History of American Slavery Represented in Recent TV, Cinema and Video Games
Zachary Nataf, Learning Culture, Inc.


Speakers
avatar for Ana Edwards

Ana Edwards

Slave Quarters and Places of Memory as Tools to Fight Racial Intolerance: The Power of Preservation and Interpretation - Preservation Virginia
JH

Jennifer Hurst-Wender

Slave Quarters and Places of Memory as Tools to Fight Racial Intolerance: The Power of Preservation and Interpretation - Virginia Commonwealth University
SI

Sonja Ingram

Slave Quarters and Places of Memory as Tools to Fight Racial Intolerance: The Power of Preservation and Interpretation - Preservation Virginia
ZN

Zachary Nataf

History of American Slavery Represented in Recent TV, Cinema and Video Games - Learning Culture, Inc
BP

Braden Paynter

Braden Paynter is the Associate for Methodology and Practice of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience where he works to share best practices among Coalition members and with the field at large. He leads the Coalition’s global Conscience Conversations program, connecting... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Stern Center Room 201 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

2:00pm

Session 2B: Transforming the Traditional Southern House Museum and Plantation: The Use Of Counter-Narratives to Tell a More Inclusive History
Transforming the Traditional Southern House Museum and Plantation: The Use Of Counter-Narratives to Tell a More Inclusive History

Speakers
FF

Fielding Freed

Transforming the Traditional Southern House Museum and Plantation: The Use Of Counter-Narratives to Tell a More Inclusive History - Historic Columbia Foundation
SH

Shawn Halifax

Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission
PM

Porchia Moore

Transforming the Traditional Southern House Museum and Plantation: The Use Of Counter-Narratives to Tell a More Inclusive History - University of South Carolina and Columbia Museum of Art
SB

Shannon Browning Mullis

Transforming the Traditional Southern House Museum and Plantation: The Use Of Counter-Narratives to Tell a More Inclusive History - Telfair Museums


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Stern Center Ballroom 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

2:00pm

Session 2C: Atlantic World Histories and Public Engagement

Slavery and the Slave Trade in the City: Integrating the Enslaved into the Public History of Downtown Charleston

The Atlantic Life of the 'Portrait of Cinque'


Speakers
EB

Edwin Breeden

Slavery and the Slave Trade in the City: Integrating the Enslaved into the Public History of Downtown Charleston - Old Exchange Building and Rice University
IC

Ista Clarke

Slavery and the Slave Trade in the City: Integrating the Enslaved into the Public History of Downtown Charleston - Old Exchange Building and the Old Slave Mart
LM

Laura Macaluso

The Atlantic Life of the 'Portrait of Cinque' - Independent Scholar
VP

Valerie Perry

Slavery and the Slave Trade in the City: Integrating the Enslaved into the Public History of Downtown Charleston - Aiken-Rhett House


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Stern Center 409 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

2:00pm

Session 2D: The Costume Called My Skin: A Conversation with Members of the Black Interpreters Guild on Interpreting Black Life through Racial Justice Movements and the “Whitelash”
The Costume Called My Skin: A Conversation with Members of the Black Interpreters Guild on Interpreting Black Life through Racial Justice Movements and the “Whitelash”

Speakers
AB

Ashley Bouknight

The Power in Preservation: Reevaluating Activism through Black Material Culture - Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
TE

Terry E. Brown

The Costume Called My Skin: A Conversation with Members of the Black Interpreters Guild on Interpreting Black Life through Racial Justice Movements and the “Whitelash” - Fort Monroe National Monument, National Park Service
EC

Elon Cook

The Black Interpreters Guild; Rhode Island Center for Reconciliation; Robbins House
avatar for Sara Daise

Sara Daise

Cultural History Interpreter
I am pursuing a Master's degree in Public History from Union Institute & University. | My research and interests include Gullah Geechee women, both enslaved and free. Womanist theory--ways in which Africana women throughout time and space have loved and shown up for themselves... Read More →
NM

Nicole Moore

Independent Consultant and Historical Interpreter


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Stern Center Room 206 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

2:00pm

Session 2E: Historical Spaces and Places

Not Lost and Not Forgotten: How to Help Cultural Communities Preserve Their Sacred Traditions and Sacred Spaces

Rev. Jerry Colbert, John Wesley UM Church, Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware

African Americans in 1790s Philadelphia: Land of the Free and the Home of the Slave


Speakers
MC

Mari Carpenter

Not Lost and Not Forgotten: How to Help Cultural Communities Preserve Their Sacred Traditions and Sacred Spaces - Independent Public Historian, Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware
RJ

Rev. Jerry Colbert

John Wesley UM Church, Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware
AJ

Anthony Johnson

Rev. Jerry Colbert, John Wesley UM Church, Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware - Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware
PS

Paul Sivitz

African Americans in 1790s Philadelphia: Land of the Free and the Home of the Slave - Idaho State University



Thursday June 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Stern Center Room 205 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

5:00pm

Keynote Address featuring Dr. Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Moderators
KC

Karen Chandler

KAREN CHANDLER has taught in the Arts Management Program since 1999 and has taught arts management courses in both the undergraduate program and master's program in public administration. She is also Co-Founder/Principal of the Charleston Jazz Initiative (CJI), a multi-year study... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lonnie Bunch III, PhD

Lonnie Bunch III, PhD

Historian, author, curator and educator, Lonnie G. Bunch, III is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. In this position he is working to set the museum’s mission, coordinate its fundraising and membership campaigns... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church 110 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:30pm

 
Friday, June 16
 

7:30am

Registration
Friday June 16, 2017 7:30am - 1:00pm
Stern Center 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

8:00am

Session 1A: Project Showcase
Race, Class, and Memories of the Charleston Movement

Going on a Historic Outing: The Challenges in Listing LGBTQ Sites on the National Register of Historic Places

The New Age Lynching: Police Brutality and Its Effects on Communities of Color throughout the United States

Preserving the Sacred Lights of Israel in the Atlantic World: A Multinational Comparative Study

Speakers
SE

Steve Estes

Race, Class, and Memories of the Charleston Movement - Sonoma State University
KM

Kymberly Mattern

Going on a Historic Outing: The Challenges in Listing LGBTQ Sites on the National Register of Historic Places - Clemson University and the College of Charleston
TP

Tiffany Packer

The New Age Lynching: Police Brutality and Its Effects on Communities of Color throughout the United States - Johnson C. Smith University
BS

Barry Stiefel

Preserving the Sacred Lights of Israel in the Atlantic World: A Multinational Comparative Study - College of Charleston


Friday June 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Stern Center Ballroom 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

8:00am

Session 1B: Material Legacies of Enslavement and Interracial Unity

They Wore White and Prayed to the East: The Material Legacy of Enslaved Muslims in Early America

The Louis G. Gregory Bahá’í Museum: Making Space for Interracial Unity in Charleston


Speakers
avatar for Ayla Amon

Ayla Amon

Research Assistant, Smithsonian NMAAHC
They Wore White and Prayed to the East: The Material Legacy of Enslaved Muslims in Early America - Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
AN

Alonzo Nesmith

The Louis G. Gregory Bahá’í Museum: Making Space for Interracial Unity in Charleston - Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)
LV

Louis Venters

The Louis G. Gregory Bahá’í Museum: Making Space for Interracial Unity in Charleston - Francis Marion University



Friday June 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Stern Center 409 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

8:00am

Session 1C: Public History and the Narratives of Slavery in Rio de Janeiro

Public History and the Narratives of Slavery in Rio de Janeiro


Speakers
MA

Martha Abreu

Public History and the Narratives of Slavery in Rio de Janeiro - Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
MR

Matthias Rohrig Assuncao

Public History and the Narratives of Slavery in Rio de Janeiro - University of Essex
avatar for Keila Grinberg

Keila Grinberg

Associate Professor, UNIRIO
Public History and the Narratives of Slavery in Rio de Janeiro - Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
JL

Jane Landers

Public History and the Narratives of Slavery in Rio de Janeiro - Vanderbilt University
HM

Herb Mattos

Public History and the Narratives of Slavery in Rio de Janeiro - Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil



Friday June 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Stern Center Room 201 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

8:00am

Session 1D: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration--Equal Justice Initiative

From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration



Friday June 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Stern Center Room 205 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

8:00am

Session 1E: Archival Justice and Challenging Silent Histories

Toward Archival Justice: Charleston Contraband Registers

Revitalizing the Digital Archive of Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies


Speakers
AM

Alisea McLeod

Toward Archival Justice: Charleston Contraband Registers - Rust College
AS

Angela Sutton

Revitalizing the Digital Archive of Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies - Vanderbilt University


Friday June 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Stern Center Room 206 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

9:45am

Session 2A: Remembering Slavery in America’s Most Historic City

Remembering Slavery in America’s Most Historic City


Speakers
AB

Alphonso Brown

Gullah Tours
SH

Shawn Halifax

Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission
EJ

Ethan J. Kytle

California State University, Fresno
JM

Joseph McGill

Slave Dwelling Project
BR

Blain Roberts

California State University, Fresno


Friday June 16, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Stern Center Room 201 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

9:45am

Session 2B: Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Archaeological Heritage within the City of Charleston

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Archaeological Heritage within the City of Charleston


Speakers
IM

Inna Moore

Brockington and Associates
LN

Lauren Northrup

Historic Charleston Foundation
KS

Katherine Saunders Pemberton

Historic Charleston Foundation
CP

Charles Philips

Brockington and Associates
SP

Sarah Platt

Syracuse University
EP

Eric Poplin

Brockington and Associates
MZ

Martha Zierden

Charleston Museum



Friday June 16, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Stern Center Room 205 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

9:45am

Session 2C: The Place Where It Happened: How One Historic Site Is Tackling Controversial Topics in Interpretation

The Place Where It Happened: How One Historic Site Is Tackling Controversial Topics in Interpretation


Speakers
CB

Carin Bloom

Middleton Place Foundation
JN

Jeff Neale

Middleton Place
GS

Greg Smith

Middleton Place Foundation
DS

Dottie Stone

Historian/Researcher, Middleton Place Foundation
Middleton Place Foundation


Friday June 16, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Stern Center 409 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

9:45am

Session 2D: The Power of Place and Public History

Liverpool, Charleston and the Shaping of Space and Landscape by the System of Slavery

The Power of Place: Gadsden's Wharf and American History

Uncomfortable memory: Peoples of African Descent and Places of Memory in Cartegena de Indias, Colombia


Speakers
NF

Nicholas Fuqua

PhD student, University of Liverpool
Liverpool, Charleston and the Shaping of Space and Landscape by the System of Slavery - University of Liverpool
RM

Robert MacDonald

The Power of Place: Gadsden's Wharf and American History - International African American Museum
FO

Felipe Ortiz

Uncomfortable memory: Peoples of African Descent and Places of Memory in Cartegena de Indias, Colombia - African Heritage of Cartegena de Indias



Friday June 16, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Stern Center Room 206 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

9:45am

Session 2E: Place and Memory in Public History

Reimagining the Camino Real or King's Highway in East Texas: The Free, Fugitive, and Forcibly Transported People of African Descent

Power and Memory in the Great Dismal Swamp

Celebrating Caribbean-American Identity in the Southeastern US

Festive Noise: Creating Collective Memory in Pre-Emancipation Jamaica


Speakers
CG

Carla Gerona

Reimagining the Camino Real or King's Highway in East Texas: The Free, Fugitive, and Forcibly Transported People of African Descent - Georgia Tech University
KB

Kathryn Benjamin Golden

Power and Memory in the Great Dismal Swamp - University of California-Berkeley
AM

Alison McLetchie

Celebrating Caribbean-American Identity in the Southeastern US - Claflin University
DN

Daina Nathaniel

Celebrating Caribbean-American Identity in the Southeastern US - Queens University of Charlotte
LL

Linda L. Sturtz

Festive Noise: Creating Collective Memory in Pre-Emancipation Jamaica - Macalester College


Friday June 16, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Stern Center Ballroom 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

11:30am

Wells Fargo Distinguished Public Lecture Series featuring Caryl Phillips

Presentation with Caryl Phillips, Yale University, Novelist, Essayist, and Playwright
In conversation with Simon Lewis, College of Charleston

Sponsored by the Wells Fargo Distinguished Public Lecture Series


Moderators
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Simon Lewis

Professor Lewis has been teaching African and Third World Literature at the College of Charleston since 1996, and has been director of the African Studies program since spring 2012 [I think that's right!] As editor of the literary journal Illuminations: An International Magazine of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips was born in St.Kitts and came to Britain at the age of four months. He grew up in Leeds, and studied English Literature at Oxford University. | He began writing for the theatre and his plays include Strange Fruit (1980), Where There is Darkness (1982) and The Shelter... Read More →



Friday June 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Stern Center Ballroom 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

1:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch on the Charleston International African American Museum

In this presentation, representatives from the museum planning and design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates will present with IAAM leaders on the current planning and future directions of this groundbreaking museum project.


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Stern Center Ballroom 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

1:00pm

Session 3A: Multiple Perspectives in Public History

Pushing Past the Limits of Public History Practice: Reimagining Approaches to Representing Slavery in the Atlantic World

The Pest House on Sullivan's Island: Fact vs. Fantasy


Speakers
avatar for Anita Bakshi

Anita Bakshi

Instructor, Rutgers University -Department of Landscape Architecture
I am an Instructor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University, and teach design studios and courses on visualization and research methods. I am also affiliated with the Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS) Program. Following several years... Read More →
NB

Nicholas Butler

The Pest House on Sullivan's Island: Fact vs. Fantasy - Charleston County Public Library
SY

Stephanie Yuhl

Professor of History, College of the Holy Cross
Pushing Past the Limits of Public History Practice: Reimagining Approaches to Representing Slavery in the Atlantic World - College of the Holy Cross



Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Stern Center 409 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

1:00pm

Session 3B: Lessons Learned: Preserving Memorabilia and Healing Wounds with Mother Emanuel AME Church.
Lessons Learned: Preserving Memorabilia and Healing Wounds with Mother Emanuel AME Church.

Speakers
EA

Elizabeth Alston

Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC
GM

George McDaniel

Mother Emanuel Church Memorabilia Sub-Committee
MM

Meg Moughan

Mother Emanuel Church Memorabilia Sub-Committee
CW

Celeste Wiley

Mother Emanuel Church Memorabilia Sub-Committee
LW

Leah Worthington

McLeod Plantation


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Stern Center Room 205 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

1:00pm

Session 3C: Reimagining the Boundaries of Antislavery: History, Heritage, and Community Engagement
Reimagining the Boundaries of Antislavery: History, Heritage, and Community Engagement

Speakers
KD

Katie Donington

University of Nottingham
RN

Rebecca Nelson

University of Hull
JO

John Oldfield

Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), University of Hull
MW

Mary Wills

University of Hull


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Stern Center Room 206 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

1:00pm

Session 3D: The Thin Neck in the Hourglass: New Public History Perspectives on Early Charleston and the Afro-Atlantic World

The Thin Neck in the Hourglass: New Public History Perspectives on Early Charleston and the Afro-Atlantic World


Speakers
TG

Thavolia Glymph

Duke University
JL

Jane Landers

Public History and the Narratives of Slavery in Rio de Janeiro - Vanderbilt University
HL

Henry Lovejoy

University of Colorado
AP

Amy Potter

Armstrong State University (In collaboration with Stephen Hanna - University of Mary Washington; Candace Forbes Bright - University of Southern Mississippi; and David Butler - University of Southern Mississippi)
PW

Peter Wood

Duke University


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Stern Center Room 201 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

2:45pm

Session 4A: Challenging Narratives of Race from the American South to the Atlantic World

Africanity: Recovering Agency from an Atlantic World Public History

Whose Heritage? Engaging Atlantic World Histories in Belizean Cultural Initiatives                                         

Challenging Lies across the Landscape: Removing Confederate Statues and Memorials in the South

New World Memories: Which History Are We Learning in the High Schools of the Atlantic World?

Munree Cemetery: A Place of Remembrance and Community


Speakers
MB

Michael Benjamin

Africanity: Recovering Agency from an Atlantic World Public History - Armstrong State University
WM

W. Marvin Dulaney

Challenging Lies across the Landscape: Removing Confederate Statues and Memorials in the South - University of Texas-Arlington
AM

Alicia McGill

Whose Heritage? Engaging Atlantic World Histories in Belizean Cultural Initiatives - North Carolina State University
RE

Rodrigo Escribano Roca

New World Memories: Which History Are We Learning in the High Schools of the Atlantic World? - University of Alcalá, University Research Institute of Latin American Studies
SA

S. Andrew Wise

Munree Cemetery: A Place of Remembrance and Community - Southeast Archaeological Center, National Park Service



Friday June 16, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Stern Center Room 201 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

2:45pm

Session 4B: The Continuing Struggle for a Substantive Democracy: From the Atlantic Revolutions to Today

The Continuing Struggle for a Substantive Democracy: From the Atlantic Revolutions to Today

 


Speakers
JC

James Campbell

Retired Public School Administrator
TJ

Timothy Johnson

New York University
MS

Mark Solomon

Simmons College
MW

Mildred Williamson

Cook County Health and Hospitals System


Friday June 16, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Stern Center Ballroom 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

2:45pm

Session 4C: Collaboration: Abbeville

This workshop will examine the coalition-building processes that planned the centennial events and installation of the permanent marker honoring Anthony Crawford, and other Abbeville lynching victims. With only seven weeks notice, and working with city officials and the Crawford family, these institutions executed two-days of well-attended events including an outdoor freedom school, a soil collection and consecration faith service, a scholarship essay contest and a community-wide service at Mr. Crawford's church.  We seek to understand what investments institutions had in the Crawford lynching memorial so that other communities may begin a new way forward creating public history events, markers and artifacts dealing with local ugly histories.


Speakers
MB

Mary Barr

Clemson University
avatar for Kiara Boone

Kiara Boone

Deputy Program Manager, Equal Justice Initiative
Kiara Boone is the deputy program manager of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). She earned a degree in political science from Davidson College in 2011 and a nonprofit management executive certificate from Georgetown University in 2012. Prior to joining EJI, she worked with the National... Read More →
IC

Iva Carruthers

Northeastern Illinois University
RG

Ronnie Galvin

We Say Enough
FG

Francis Gourrier

Kenyon College
DJ

Doria Johnson

University of Wisconsin-Madison
TS

Thee Smith

Emory University


Friday June 16, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Stern Center Room 205 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

2:45pm

Session 4D: Slavery Out of Sight: Dealing with Difficult Heritage in North Mississippi

Slavery Out of Sight: Dealing with Difficult Heritage in North Mississippi


Speakers
SD

Suzanne Davidson

University of Mississippi
JJ

Jeffrey Jackson

University of Mississippi
GM

George McDaniel

University of Mississippi
JS

Jodi Skipper

University of Mississippi



Friday June 16, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Stern Center Room 206 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

2:45pm

Session 4E: Interpreting African American History in the Age of Black Lives Matter and Trump

Interpreting African American History in the Age of Black Lives Matter and Trump


Speakers
EC

Elon Cook

The Black Interpreters Guild; Rhode Island Center for Reconciliation; Robbins House
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Sara Daise

Cultural History Interpreter
I am pursuing a Master's degree in Public History from Union Institute & University. | My research and interests include Gullah Geechee women, both enslaved and free. Womanist theory--ways in which Africana women throughout time and space have loved and shown up for themselves... Read More →
PG

Paul Garbarini

McLeod Plantation Historic Site, Uniquely Charleston Tours and Showing up For Racial Justice
SH

Shawn Halifax

Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission


Friday June 16, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Stern Center 409 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

4:30pm

Session 5A: Blurred Lines: Accountability and Difficult Dialogues in the Wake of Racial Violence

Blurred Lines: Accountability and Difficult Dialogues in the Wake of Racial Violence

 


Speakers
JA

Jason Allen

University of Leeds
MA

Mark Auslander

Central Washington University
JB

Jay Ball

Clinton Library; Univeristy of Arkansas Little Rock
ME

Mary Elliot

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
JN

Jeff Neale

Middleton Place
BP

Bryce Peake

University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Friday June 16, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Stern Center Room 205 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

4:30pm

Session 5B: Inalienable Rights: Living History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved

Inalienable Rights: Living History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved


Speakers
JB

Jerome Bias

Consultant, Period Furniture Maker, Culinary Chef, and Historian
JM

Joseph McGill

Slave Dwelling Project
NM

Nicole Moore

Independent Consultant and Historical Interpreter
DW

Donald West

Trident Technical College


Friday June 16, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Stern Center 409 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

4:30pm

Session 5C: Presenting the Past To Be Sold: The American Slave Trade from Virginia to New Orleans

Presenting the Past To Be Sold: The American Slave Trade from Virginia to New Orleans


Speakers
BC

Barbara C. Batson

The Library of Virginia
GK

Gregg Kimball

The Library of Virginia
CW

Catherine Wyatt

Education and Programs Coordinator, Library of VA
Catherine Wyatt is the Education and Outreach Manager for the Library of Virginia



Friday June 16, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Stern Center Room 206 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

4:30pm

Session 5D: Conquest and Catastrophe; Religious Material Culture, Space, Place, and Memory in Public History

Conquest and Catastrophe

The Living Dead: A Global Content Analysis of Two Sacred African Burial Grounds

Sweetened Pasts: New Orleans Pralines, Charleston Benne Wafers, and the Remembrance of Slavery


Speakers
JH

Jonathan Highfield

Rhode Island School of Design
NK

Nadia Kamies

Conquest and Catastrophe
avatar for Ramona LaRoche

Ramona LaRoche

Manuscripts Curatorial Assistant, University of South Carolina
The Living Dead: A Global Content Analysis of Two Sacred African Burial Grounds - University of South Carolina
AS

Anthony Stanonis

Sweetened Pasts: New Orleans Pralines, Charleston Benne Wafers, and the Remembrance of Slavery since 1865 - Queen's University Belfast


Friday June 16, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Stern Center Room 201 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm

Private Reception/Exhibit Viewing “Forms and Motifs in African Art: Works from the Avery Research Center’s John R. Dupree African Art Collection”

“Forms and Motifs in African Art: Works from the Avery Research Center’s John R. Dupree African Art Collection”


Speakers
CF

Curtis Franks

Curator, Coordinator of Public Programs, Facilities Manager at the Avery Research Center for African-American culture and history
RS

Rebecca Shumway

Dr. Rebecca Shumway received her PhD in African History from Emory University in 2004. She is a specialist in the history of precolonial West Africa and the Atlantic world and has taught African history courses at Georgetown University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, College of Charleston 205 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401
 
Saturday, June 17
 

TBA

Special Tours
Select special tours will be available for conference participants the morning of June 17, 2017. Tours will be led by local historians and practitioners and provide unique insights into interpreting the history of slavery, its race and class legacies in Charleston, and historically interconnected local, regional, and international sites. Sign up for the special tours will take place at the conference. More information to come!

Saturday June 17, 2017 TBA
TBA

TBA

City Events
June 17, 2017 marks the second anniversary of the tragic and racially motivated mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, also known as Mother Emanuel, in downtown Charleston, SC. The conference will provide participants with information about city-wide events marking the occasion.

Saturday June 17, 2017 TBA
TBA

5:00pm

Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World

Thank you so much for joining us this weekend. Conferences like this are made possible by diligent behind the scenes work combined with intellectual and thought provoking professional discussions. We look forward to seeing you in the future!



Saturday June 17, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
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