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Re: Slavery/ African Americans in Resort Spas in the Antebellum Period

Great topic! I suggest you look at Nicollet Island resorts in Minneapolis. Historian William Green (Augsburg College) has written two books and several articles in Minnesota History which include discussion of Liza Winston, an enslaved woman whose escape was facilitated by local abolitionists in the late 1850s. Slaveowners came to Minneapolis resorts in the summer to escape southern heat and humidity, and they brought their slaves with them. Some of the slaves found a different kind of escape here.

Seeking interviewees for doctoral research on digitized photographs as historical evidence

Dear Colleagues:

Have you used digitized archival photographs as historical evidence in your scholarly activities?

I am a doctoral candidate in the School of Information & Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill.  As part of my doctoral research, I am seeking to conduct interviews with individuals who have used digitized photographs in their scholarly activities (teaching, publications, presentations, or related research pursuits). 

[New Book by a List Member]: Autobiography in Black and Brown (a theory of autobiography and ethnicity)

            Previews of Autobiography in Black and Brown are available on Amazon and Google Books.  Just click the “Look Inside” icon on the Amazon page: Autobiography in Black and Brown  (where browsers can read most of the Introduction chapter as well as Chapter 1 for free)


CFP Graduate Student Panel - Black Theatre & Performance Studies 7/30 – 8/2 Montréal, Québec, Canada

CALL FOR PAPERS / 14th ANNUAL Black Theatre Association Debut Panel
Curtains Up: Conversation Among Emerging Scholars

Black Theatre Association (BTA) Focus Group 
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel — Montréal, Québec, Canada
July 30- August 2, 2015

Conference Theme: “Je me souviens (I Remember)”

The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 14th Annual Debut Panel.