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New Orleans Black Workers Activism and Organizing History Project

Jana Lipman, History Department, New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice

Project Description

New Orleans Black Workers Organizing Public History Project, New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice Be part of creating a physical and interactive exhibit on the history of Black worker activism in New Orleans. The exhibit will focus on events from Black activism during enslavement to contemporary movements for economic justice.

This is a collaborative project with the New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice, and it will be hosted by the Small Center for Collaborative Design in 2024.

Students will conduct research at local archives (including the Amistad Research Center, Tulane Special Collections, historical newspapers, etc.), annotate and organize archival materials, locate images, and draft text for the exhibit.

Project Details

Time, eligibility, and other details

Expected workload60-70 hours/Semester (4-5 hours/week)
Skills requiredPreferred skills: research and archival skills, organization skills, and Google suite.
Who is eligibleAnyone is welcome to apply, but there will be a preference for students with a strong foundation in a Liberal Arts major or minor, like History, Africana Studies, English, Political Science, or Communication.
Core partnersNew Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice, Tulane History Department, Midlo Center at UNO
Sponsoring partyThis is a community engaged partnership and a joint-project with scholars from Tulane University, the University of New Orleans, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice.
Volunteer, Paid, or Credit-eligible?Credit-Eligible

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