The Public Historian did not anticipate the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, when it recruited a roundtable on rapidly responding to community tragedy for its latest issue.
What is an appropriate monument for the city of Philadelphia? That is the question Paul Farber and Ken Lum, curators of Monument Lab, a public art and history project coproduced by Mural Arts Philadelphia, invited twenty artists to consider through the medium of temporary installations at ten outdoor sites in the city this fall.
This comprehensive public history project aims to serve as a national public reckoning with mass incarceration by viewing the issue through local communities.
Recent excavations at Wye House, where Frederick Douglass was enslaved, demonstrate how archaeology is both contributing to new scholarly understandings of the African American experience and becoming a more public enterprise.
In its 37-year history, the Museum of Chinese in America has evolved from activist-inspired community organization to major cultural institution, even as its staff has maintained the museum’s original vision and core values.
Over the last year, a commission in Baltimore has wrestled with the presence of Confederate monuments in the city. In this month’s feature, Elizabeth Nix (pictured above with the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument) reflects on her service on the commission.
Thank you to all the sponsors and attendees who made the Telling Untold Histories concert at Rutgers-Newark a huge success!
On March 16, 2016, middle school students in Philadelphia gathered at the National Constitution Center to present their various projects to judges in hopes of securing scholarship funds and a place in the Pennsylvania State Contest.
Sharing Baltimore’s history is essential work, necessary to make sense of the past, present, and future and to both understand and negotiate the racial divides that still mark every street corner and corner store in the city.