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Alabama Memory History Civil Rights Mapping

The Alabama Memory project offers insight into the often supressed history of lynchings in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In his HY 000 class, Dr. John Giggie led a group of students through their research into the lynchings of 11 African-Americans in 8 different areas of Tuscaloosa County. This research was compiled into an interactive map that includes the location of each lynching, a summary of the events, and primary source documents relevant to the case. The class also analyzed the language used in articles reporting the lynchings by creating word clouds. These word clouds allowed the class to visualize the most commonly used words and phrases for describing the black men and their alleged white female victims.

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Art of the American South Art History

Professor Rachel Stephens (Art History) partnered with the ADHC to allow her ARH 374 class to create a series of online exhibitions about various historical southern art topics. Each project on the site was researched, written, and curated by a student, and as new iterations of the course take place this digital resource documenting a wide variety of subjects in the history of southern art will grow, becoming a valuable point of reference for students and scholars in the field working nationally and internationally, as well as the general public.

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Black Belt 100 Lenses Community Mapping

Digital Archive Black Belt 100 Lenses creates opportunities for high school students from Alabama’s Black Belt to comment on the region’s unique histories and cultures through photography. The project, started in 2007, has collected more than 7,000 images to date. Working with the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, the Center for Community-Based Partnerships is building a digital archive of its images. This archive will lay the groundwork for the images’ incorporation into the University of Alabama’s library collections and will also form the content for a redesign of the project’s website in Omeka.

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Carte de Visite Project History Mapping

The Southern Cartes de Visite Collection is a recently-digitized group of 3,356 photographs from circa 1850 to 1900 from the A. S. Williams III Americana Collection. The ADHC was part of a larger collaboration within the University Libraries to create a digital map depicting the locations of photographers, studios, and galleries represented within the collection of cartes de visite, creating an interface in which users can browse the collection geographically, or filter it by photographer. Users can also access a link to the Acumen database to see and manipulate the cartes de visite photographs. The cartes-de-visite, or "visiting cards," are part of the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection at The University of Alabama. The photographs represent an impressive range of southern studios during a time when the prints were the most popular and inexpensive form of portrait photography. Small (2 1/2 by 4 1/2) albumen images mounted on cardstock, cartes-de-visite allowed customers to quickly and easily share photographs with friends, family, and colleagues. Many prominent and lesser-known photographers are represented, and the collection serves as a valuable resource for historians of the South, genealogists, and the general public.

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Crimson Fried English Food Blog

Crimson Fried is a student-authored forum for delicious recipes and contemporary food-related discourse. Contributors are currently participating in an Advanced Studies in Writing seminar at the University of Alabama, entitled “Discourses of Food: Growing, Cooking, Consuming,” taught by Prof. Lauren S. Cardon. The Crimson Fried website houses student-tested recipes, local restaurant reviews, and charming food-related anecdotes.

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