Some resources

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Here are some resources I mentioned in class, as well as some others on the interpretation of African-American history at museums and cultural sites.  (Note: I have almost all of these print resources and would be happy to share them with you if you stop by my office.)

Slave Cabin Sleepovers: Honoring the African Holocaust and Our Ancestors or Trivializing their Memory?

Larry Cebula’s Open Letter to Curators of the “Baron Von Munchausen” Historic Home . . .and the home manager’s response–definitely worth a read!

Eric Gable, “How We Study History Museums: Or Cultural Studies at Monticello” in New Museum Theory and Practice: An Introduction. Ed. Janet Marstine. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006. pp. 109-128.

Jennifer Eichstedt, “Museums and (In)Justice” in Museum Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Hugh Genoways. Lanham, MD: Altamira, 2006. pp. 127-37

Christy S. Coleman, “African American Museums in the Twenty-first Century” in Museum Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Hugh Genoways. Lanham, MD: Altamira, 2006. pp. 151-160.

Lisa G. Corrin, “Mining the Museum: An Installation Confronting History” in Reinventing the Museum: History and Contemporary Perspectives on the Paradigm Shift. Ed. Gail Anderson. Landham, MD: Altamira, 2004. pp. 248-256

James W. Loewen, “Exhibiting Sundown Towns.”  Museums and Social Issues 2, No. 1 (Spring 2007): pp. 57-76.

Dolores Hayden, “Rediscovering an African American Homestead” in her book The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995. pp. 168-87

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia; definitely check out the curator’s message, “The Garbage Man: Why I Collect Racist Objects.”

 

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