How to Uncover Diverse Voices for Research and Teaching: Strategies with Primary Source Archives

Sponsored by ProQuest
Recorded on 10/13/2020

Posted in Primary Sources and Special Collections, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA)


Join Dr. Marcia Chatelain, professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University for a discussion on “rethinking archives” to support research and learning about marginalized peoples and communities using primary source collections. Dr. Chatelain will describe the challenges she confronted researching and writing her books South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration and Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, and how her experiences have shaped the way she teaches students to navigate collections that include different perspectives. Dr. Chatelain will also provide examples of how she uses short assignments to spark student engagement and increase their familiarity and comfort using primary sources. 


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    Marcia Chatelain

    Professor of History and African American StudiesGeorgetown University

    Marcia Chatelain is Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University, teaching about women’s and girls’ history, as well as black capitalism. Her latest book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, examines the intricate relationship among African American politicians, civil rights organizations, communities, and the fast food industry. An active public speaker and educational consultant, Chatelain has received numerous awards and honors. In 2016, the Chronicle of Higher Educationnamed her a Top Influencer in academia in recognition of her social media campaign #FergusonSyllabus.