Recorded Session: When is Historic Preservation Radical?
Recorded On: 09/26/2020
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When is Historic Preservation Radical? is a recorded session of the 2020 AASLH Online Annual Meeting.
History is radical when it gives voice to people whose history has been erased from the texts of human memory. Join us in an inspiring and provocative discussion framed by the work and vision of Poindexter Village in Columbus, Ohio and the Alabama African-American Civil Rights Heritage Sites Consortium.
RECORDED DATE: September 26, 2020
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Chair: Steve Boyd-Smith 106 Group, St. Paul, MN
Over the past 30 years, Steve has created interpretive experiences for dozens of historic sites, visitor centers, and museums around the country. Among his accomplishments, Steve's approach to the Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Master Interpretive Plan effectively brought the story of the enslaved community into the site's interpretation and furthered local partnerships with community members. Steve—a recurring presenter at AASLH, AAM, and other conferences—is convening this conversation with curiosity, expecting to learn along with the audience. He will introduce the topic and the other speakers and will moderate discussion.
Athena F. Richardson Alabama African-American Civil Rights Heritage Sites Consortium, Birmingham, AL
Athena F. Richardson is Project Manager for the Alabama African-American Civil Rights Heritage Sites Consortium. She graduated from The University of Alabama with a M.A. in American Studies with a certificate in Museum Studies in 2018, and earned her B.A. in History, minoring in African American Studies from Hood College in 2013. At both institutions Athena received prestigious honors for her scholarly contributions: the Linda Wyatt ’69 and Marlene Spriggs ’69 Award in African American Studies from Hood College and the Elizabeth Meese Memorial Award in Research on Women for her paper, “There is a Balm: Performance, Voyeurism, and Public History Through Beyoncé’s Lemonade” from the Department of Gender and Race at The University of Alabama.
Charles Wash, Ph.D. National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, OH
Charles A. Wash, Jr. is the Executive Director at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, OH and a member of the Poindexter Village planning team. He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from Howard University and has worked in many areas of Public History. Under his direction the museum has become a prime destination for training undergraduate and graduate students in museum and public history fields. Aside from Dr. Wash’s duties as director, he is also an Adjunct Professor in History at Central State University also in Wilberforce, OH. Dr. Wash represents the partnership between the James Preston Poindexter Foundation and the Ohio History Connection in this session, setting the stage with the Poindexter project to actively engage the audience and other presenters.
A transcript is provided with the recording.
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