Just in time for our 4 year anniversary, our team is growing. We are so proud and happy to announce the new members of our team! Please welcome them and show them some love! If you want to learn more about the team visit our “Who We Are" page.
Jessica Marie Johnson is a 2012-2013 Africana Research Center and Richards Civil War Era Center Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Pennsylvania State University. Johnson holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in historyfrom the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.A. in African & African American Studiesfrom Washington University in St. Louis where she was also a Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Between 2009 and 2011, she was a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow in the Africana Studies Program at Bowdoin College.
As a digital humanist, Johnson is interested in digital media and publishing, online archives and exhibits; and the use of social media to disseminate and create historical narratives, in particular, comparative histories of slavery and people of African descent. For more information on her or to explore her work, visit Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog, the Diaspora Hypertext Tumblr, or her main site here.
This award-winning project started as the formal US focus on Black History Month (February 1-28/9) was upon us. Please know that our goal to celebrate all of the peoples who have influence and history via the African Diasporas. Expanding the inclusively of Blackness is not just during Black History Month but all year round for several of us, self-identified LatiNeg@s, Afr@Latin@s, BlakTin@s, and Afr@-Caribeñ@s.
This site is 365 days a year 24 hours a day 7 days a week! As people who recognize and claim the African heritage and history, we have often been excluded from US History, whether it be Black history, Women's Herstory (March), LGBTQA history, or Latin@ history (September 15-October 15) (to name a few). Join us in honoring and recognizing LatiNegr@s this year during Black, Women, LGBTQA, and Latin@ History Month and year round! We are Black, Latin@ and from all over the world! We REPRESENT!
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The painting is by Jorge Arche, a Cuban painter from Santiago de Cuba who painted "Banistas".
TRIGGER WARNING: This space discusses the lived realities and histories of people who identify as racially Black and ethnically Latin@ all over the world. Posts may reference violence in many forms and topics and discussion may range from ableism to xenophobia to everything in between.