86. Nashid Madyun Fights the Compression of Black History at the Meek-Eaton Black Archives

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Welcome to Museum archipelago I'm in Elsner. Museum archipelago guides you through the rocky landscape, of museums. Each episode is never longer than fifteen minutes. So, let's get started history professor doctor James Eaton taught his students with the Mantra African American history is the history of America as chair of the history department at Fam- you historically Black University in Tallahassee Florida. He was used to teaching students how to use Inter Library loan systems, and have access rare book collections for their research. But in the early nineteen seventies as students research questions got more. In depth and do deeper into black history, he realized that there simply weren't enough documents. Vet Helped him to realize that the understanding of Abraham. Lincoln the K. K. K. The rise of the black middle class Jim. Crow. All of the stores will forever go untapped properly if there is no repository and he found that s people died ahead material in the addicts but in this region south Georgia. South. Alabama northern Florida there was no place to present these wears. So he started to try to enhance his class from these artifacts. He took advantage of an available bus and win around the region asking people for material and happy to share in donate, and there was no formal museum practice or are Cav at the time. It was a professor of history trying to find a way to help. The students see that there are two sides to store that collection grew to become the meek eaten South East Regional Black Archives Research Center, and museum on Families Campus One of the largest repositories of African American history and culture in the southeast. This is not she'd imagine director of the museum. Hello, my name is she'd met you in I'm director of the Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and museum. At family as Florida University. So this institution was founded in nineteen seventy one, it opened its doors officially to the public in nineteen seventy, six, professor James e Thanh was able to collect artifacts to enhance the classes. He was teaching in history in African American history and he was able to utilize this building in the mid seventies too present the Verma. Billion in artifacts to be found to interpret. African American history as he saw him present public programs the collection and museum our house in the Carnegie Library on Families Campus Dr James Eaton died in two thousand four during the construction of a four story expansion building that was erected right behind

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