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This student-led symposium will showcase the public and digital history work of Dr. Jazma Sutton’s Black Women in America course at Miami University. Over the semester, students worked to shed light on the experiences of Black women in Oxford by interrogating and reimagining archival collections from two repositories: the Jennie Elder Suel Collection in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections at Miami University, and the Oxford Black History Collection at Smith Library of Regional History. Through digitizing the Jennie Elder Suel collection, creating metadata, writing biographies of local African Americans, and conducting original research, Dr. Sutton and her students contributed new sources, information, and descriptions to previously overlooked and forgotten archival collections. It is their hope that this community-centered project makes it easier for future researchers and students to discover Black women in the archive and understand the significance of their contributions to Oxford and Miami University.


Reception will follow with dishes from the Bethel A.M.E. Church cookbook, A Taste of Bethel Oxford.


Event Co-sponsors

Walter Havighurst Special Collections & University Archives, Smith Library of Regional History, Department of History, Humanities Center, Bethel A.M.E. Church, Lived Experiences Through Storytelling


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Time: Apr 24, 2024 02:40 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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