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Wednesday, June 14

9:00am EDT

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.


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 →
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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 EDT
Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture 125 Bull St, Charleston, SC 29424

9:00am EDT

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.


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 EDT
Clemson Design Center at Cigar Factory

9:00am EDT

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.


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 EDT
Aiken Rhett House 48 Elizabeth St, Charleston, SC 29403