Category: interpretation

The Problem With “It sounds better…” 6

The Problem With “It sounds better…”

“It sounds better coming from an African American.” I keep hearing this statement in reference to who should tell visitors the story of slavery at sites that do not do first person interpretation. Let...

Introducing Guest Bloggers! 0

Introducing Guest Bloggers!

The world of African American Historic & Cultural Interpreters is a small yet spread out one. But fortunately the internet, events and introductions are bringing this world closer together, and one of my goals...

Cross Post from Interpretive Challenges 0

Cross Post from Interpretive Challenges

Every now and then I cross post when something really strikes my eye. My homie in historical goodness Emmanuel Dabney with the National Parks Service also blogs about our challenges to tell the story...

Much Ado About a Title 2

Much Ado About a Title

Advertising is meant to catch your eye and grab your attention. So imagine when Hampton National Historic Site decided to have it’s monthly Black History program titled “Slave For A Day”. The goal of...

Reflections from City Point 5

Reflections from City Point

I am a timid person by nature–I like to play the background and do careful, thought provoking and amazing work while back there. However I realize with a business model, this doesn’t serve well,...

New Cross-Post from Pop South 1

New Cross-Post from Pop South

Please check out this latest post at Pop South. This is a discussion a few of us have been having after seeing the Glory Food ads and we can’t help but wonder who are...

Musings and updates 3

Musings and updates

Ahh, so this week is the joint meeting with NCPH and OAH that I was supposed to attend. Due to financial constraints, I was not able to make it and I’m completely bummed out...

Quick Update 0

Quick Update

I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, just working on some things for my clients and getting that out the door! This month, I will be in Petersburg, VA at a program...

Fun with Public Lectures 5

Fun with Public Lectures

Last Thursday (March 1) I gave my first public lecture at Historic St. Mary’s City. After such a large crowd at the panel discussion at St. Mary’s College, I thought that the group would...

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