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Last Hired, First Fired: African Americans during the Great Depression

Online exhibit (Student Public History Thesis project), 2021

This exhibit examines the experiences of African Americans in the 1930s United States, when labor unrest, housing crises, and social tensions fueled the activism that would lead to the Civil Rights movement of the mid-twentieth century.

Student Projects Using Scalar: Subjects and Symbols

Students in Dr. Ryan Watson’s Subjects and Symbols course created the following projects using Scalar, an open-source authoring and publishing platform (Spring 2018).

The Global Flow of Visual Culture

Scientific Looking, Looking at Science

Postmodernism, Indie Media, and Popular Culture

Ambassadors of Goodwill: The American Friends Service Committee Abroad

In an effort to commemorate the American Friends Service Committee’s 100 years of humanitarian service and peace activism, this exhibit traces AFSC projects in the interwar and postwar periods of the twentieth century.  The AFSC’s antiwar activism at home, and efforts to provide humanitarian aid abroad, provide exemplary evidence of the Quaker commitment to promoting peace in the world.  Featuring research curated by the students of HIS 440 (Spring 2017), edited by Drs. Jennifer Black and Allan Austin (History Department). This project was funded by the Soyka Fund for the Humanities.

Social Justice and Human Rights in Film & New Media

Visit the course project website for Social Justice and Human Rights in Film & New Media, taught in Fall 2016 by Dr. Ryan Watson (Fine Arts Department). This project examines documentary film and media activism in the contemporary moment.

Mapping Historic Pittston

Tracing the changing landscape of Main Street in Pittston, PA, a town long remembered for its anthracite mining history, this exhibit features research compiled by students in the 2016 Student Summer Research Fellowship Program.  The project was edited by Dr. Jennifer Black (History Department).