Tompkins County Rural Black Residents Project
The Tompkins County Rural Black Residents Project: Reseeing the Past through Digital Maps and Historic Demography
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 4:45 p.m.
The Tompkins County Rural Black Residents Project (TCRBR Project) brings together 19th-century census data, maps, city directories, photographs, and other documents to create digital maps on a public website for users to learn more about local history. In this workshop Ethan Dickerman discusses the project’s background, the methods used to build the maps, how they are useful [and for whom], how it is being brought to the community, and where the project might go in the future.
Black Land Matters
Black Land Matters: A Rural Humanities Webinar on Black Farming and Food Security
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
This webinar is a conversation between Natalie Baszile, filmmaker and author of the novel Queen Sugar, and Karen Washington, farmer and co-owner at Rise & Root Farm in Chester, NY and activist and co-founder of Black Urban Growers (BUGS). Moderated by Anu Rangarajan, director of the Cornell Small Farms Program, the speakers address the issues surrounding the loss of Black property as well as the connection between food and land justice and African Americans’ contemporary struggle for justice in general.