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Slavery to Freedom on the Web: A Community Engagement Experiment for Online Exhibits

Author(s): Terry P. Brock

Year: 2013

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Historic St. Mary's City is a living history and archaeology park dedicated primarily to the recreation and preservation of the 17th century landscape of Maryland's first capital city. However, the landscape has undergone significant change since the city's abandonment in 1700, including a significant period as a slave and tenant plantation. Because this period of the past no longer exists on the landscape, HSMC has pursued funding to build an online digital exhibit to tell the story of the transition from slavery to freedom for the African American community that lived on this plantation during the 19th century. This paper will examine the process of building this exhibit, its objectives to promote understanding and interaction, and its use as a tool for both information dissemination and community engagement.


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Slavery to Freedom on the Web: A Community Engagement Experiment for Online Exhibits. Terry P. Brock. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428326)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 432

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America