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AMST Alum Produces Hurricane Katrina Video Series

August 28, 2015 Sarah Morris

Mariel Synan (AMST '10) has produced a new video series entitled "I Was There: Hurricane Katrina," to commemorate the tenth anniversary with a powerful reminder of how life can change in an instant, and to document the inspiring and hopeful stories of resilience and faith and heroism and love that emerge out of such harrowing events. The complete list of episodes is found below, along with links for viewing. H2 and The History Channel will also be airing some 2-minute cutdowns next weekend on Hurricane Katrina's anniversary. Read More >

American Studies Alum Contributes to Recently Published Mapping Exhibit

August 28, 2015 Sarah Morris

Aubrey Butts (AMST '14) recently had her work selected for Northeastern University's Public History of Slavery project. Aubrey is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Public History at Northeastern University, home of one of the oldest Public History programs in North America. As part of her course entitled "Public History of Slavery," Aubrey was assigned to research and present one of the many stories of slavery in New England in a way that would engage and educate a wide audience. The best work was selected to be published and featured on the Boston Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project website, including Aubrey's interactive map using Omeka's Neatline that leads viewers through the life of Phillis Wheatley up until the publiation of her first volume of poems. Aubrey's project can be viewed at http://blog.bostonmiddlepassage.org/2015/07/neu-public-history-phillis-wheatley/ Read More >