OHMA EXHIBITS: a collection of interactive oral history encounters

Heirloom: Doing Family History in the Wake (2023)

By Auriana Woods

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The accompanying online workshop explored practices of doing family history via genealogy, archives, and oral history. Through taking a look at a family history project six years in the making, we discussed the act of collecting, documenting, and preserving family stories "in the wake," a framing of Black American life in the long afterlife of transatlantic slavery coined by Christina Sharpe. 


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