Black Quotidian is a digital history project curated by Dr. Matthew Delmont, Professor of History at Arizona State University. Designed to “highlight everyday moments and lives in African-American history,” Black Quotidian collects historical articles from black newspapers to illuminate dimensions of black history and culture. Each day an article is posted from that date in history with a brief blog post commentary. As contributors to the project, each student in our class will be responsible for completing a post corresponding to a day in the month of November. The article selected can be from the years 1946-1971.
For more information on the assignment, including samples, see the course assignments page.
I hope you’ve have a nice Labor Day weekend.
As we head into the week, I have a few quick reminders:
- If you haven’t already, please complete the doodle poll to help us determine an alternate time for our final presentations. Please select ALL times that work for you.
- Due for tomorrow (9/6) — the online quiz based on Campbell’s chapters from Richmond’s Unhealed History. The quiz is accessible from the course Blackboard site and will be available until class time tomorrow.
- For Thursday’s class, you are required to read Dr. Julian Hayter’s article, “From Intent to Effect: Richmond, Virginia and the Protracted Struggle for Voting Rights, 1965-1977.” The article is available on the course website. Dr. Hayter will be joining us in class on Thursday.
That’s all for now. Please let me know if you have any questions, and I will see you in class tomorrow!
All the best,