Community research projects focusing on immigrants in the US, heritage preservation, museums, elders and youth, and incorporating African American history and culture in the curriculum of public school systems using ethnographic research and oral narratives. Research includes the historic African American insurance company, Atlanta Life, and its multiple roles in the African American community, African American Pioneers in Anthropology,and African American working class populations related to educational disparities, employment, and identity.
Areas of Research
race, heritage preservation, identity
Horton, James Oliver. 2005. Landmarks of African American History. New York: Oxford University Press.
Jackson, Antoinette. 2009. The Kingsley Plantation Community in Jacksonville, Florida-Transition and Memory in a Southern American City, CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship. v6 (1):23-33. Winter 2009.
Greenbaum, S. 2002. More than Black: Afro-Cubans in Tampa. University of Florida Press: Gainesville, FL.
Rodriguez, Cheryl and Yvette Ginger Baber. 2002 Reconstructing a Community through Archival Research. Michael Angrisino, ed. In Doing Cultural Anthropology: Projects for Ethnographic Data Collection. Pgs. 63-70 Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press.
Shackel, Paul A. 2001 Public Memory and the Search for Power in American Historical Shircliffe, Barbara. 2001. We Got the Best of that World: A Case for the Study of Nostalgia in the Oral History of School Segregation. The Oral History Review. 28(2):59-84.
Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. 1995 Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
Winn, Alisha. 2012. The Remembering St. Petersburg Oral History Project: Youth Empowerment and Heritage Preservation Through a Community Museum. Transforming Anthropology. 20(1):67-78. April.