In this episode, I spoke with Dr. Hilary Green Associate Professor of History in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama. Her research and teaching interests explore the intersections of race, class, and gender in African American history. Her first book Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890, explored how African Americans and their white allies created, developed, and sustained a system of African American education schools during the transition from slavery to freedom.
Dr. Green’s digital humanities project entitled Hallowed Grounds began in the Spring of 2015. While she has described it as her “side project,” it has grown into a unique example of a digital humanities project that engages students and the public around questions of race and memory. It is also a startling example of how a scholar working alone and use a digital methodology to build an engaging and transformative digital project.