The student newspaper, The Crimson White, featured coverage of the After Slavery Pop Up Museum event curated by students in my Blount Seminar (Slavery, Emancipation, and the University of Alabama). Based on the over 200 attendees and the coverage, it was a resounding success.
“Students all over the country learn about American History. They learn about America’s groundbreaking historical moments such as the American Revolution, the Civil War and the Great Depression.
All the big moments get highlighted, but slavery, however, sometimes gets swept under the rug with less in-depth discussions about its reality and prevalence.
The BUI 300 course at the University is working to put an end to the silencing of the realities of slavery. The “Slavery, Emancipation, and The University of Alabama” seminar class showed students a little bit about the past by opening a museum exhibit, which examined Tuscaloosa during the Reconstruction era, 1865-1890 and what the African-American experience was like in the city during the time….”
For the full December 7, 2018 article, see https://cw.ua.edu/49311/news/slavery-pop-up-museum-examines-reconstruction-in-tuscaloosa/.
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