Capturing Controversy and Digitizing Racism: Yearbooks at Texas A&M University
Professor Rebecca Hankins
This presentation will explore how digitization and access decisions are considered when we make yearbooks available. The presentation looks at A&M’s history of racism, sexism, and white supremacy represented in the archives, and the importance of preserving those stories, which are part of the institution’s complicated history. How are digitization and access decisions considered, as we wrestle with both the desire to preserve and provide access and the hope of changing painful elements from our past?
About the Speaker
Professor Rebecca Hankins holds the Wendler Endowed Professorship and is a Certified Archivist, Africana and Women’s Studies Archivist/Librarian at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Her research intersects with her professional work that centers on the African Diaspora, Women's and Gender Studies, diversity viewed broadly, and the use of popular culture as a pedagogical method that offers new approaches to the study of Islam.
This is virtual talk. Please register, and a Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the start of the event. This presentation will be recorded.
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