[PAST EVENT] The Search for Founding Black Mothers: Digital Storytelling as Reclamation

February 21, 2023
6pm - 7pm
Zoom meeting
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Search for Founding Black Mothers team

Lemon's Legacies Porch Talks in Spring 2023 will focus on the theme of the 13th Annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium: "At the Root: Exploring Black Life, History, and Culture."

The Search for Founding Black Mothers is a Digital Humanities project that was born as an NEH Summer Institute held at Morgan State University, and continues to grow into a documentary film. The Search is a reclamation project for the erased and omitted stories of Founding Black Mothers. The project aims to tell the fuller narratives of Founding Black Mothers, while navigating and naming erasure, misrecognition, disfigurement, dismissal, and decoys. Panelists will talk about The Search as a storytelling praxis, highlight the power of digital storytelling to reclaim narratives amidst erasure, and share the project design, process, and outcomes for educators and communities.

Project Co-Directors Dr. Gretchen Rudham and Dr. Candice Logan-Washington from Morgan State University
Kendrick Kenney II, Assistant Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Business at Notre Dame of Maryland University
Cortnie Belser, middle school English teacher and native of Baltimore, Maryland
Jerred Anderson, middle school Humanities teacher in Baltimore, Maryland
Nick Kennedy, English teacher at Arroyo Grande High School in California


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