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Prof. Raquelle Bostow’s digital archival exhibit “WOMEN OF ROSENWALD: CURATING SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH THE ARTS (1928-1948)”

Posted by on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in featured.

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 Women of Rosenwald: Curating Social Justice through the Arts

Raquelle Bostow, (2017 Ph.D Vanderbilt) Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Fisk University, Visiting Scholar in French at Vanderbilt, designed, created, and managed the Women of Rosenwald digital archival exhibit. This exhibit utilizes materials from the Special Collections housed at Fisk University’s John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library to narrate the stories of 11 female African American writers, artists, performers, and scholars who received a Rosenwald fellowship between 1928 and 1948. To complete the project, Professor Bostow collaborated with Fisk librarians and recruited and trained 6 undergraduate students to participate in metadata input, exhibit curation, document analysis, and writing (biographies and explanatory text).