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Archives Week 2016 - Online Tour: The Visions of Greatness at Bronx Community College - Rethinking Racial Disparities in the Hall of Fame

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Link to Online Tour in Description

Online Tour: The Visions of Greatness at Bronx Community Collage - Rethinking Racial Disparities in the Hall of Fame

Bronx Community College

The Bronx Community College (BCC) Archives will host a special online tour of their new digital exhibition “The Visions of Greatness at BCC: Rethinking Racial Disparities in the Hall of Fame”. Produced by the Head of Archives Cynthia Tobar with Assistant Archivist Allen Thomas in collaboration with web developer Scott Voth, the site features critical interpretive essays from a team of scholarly contributors comprising of Dr. Grisel Acosta, Geoffrey Jost, Lloyd Ultan, and Dr. Prithi Kanakamedala. These essays cover themes examining Historical Exclusion & Public Commemoration, Accomplishment & Opportunity, Public Service, and Issues of Representation. This exhibition is not only the first time the Hall of Fame for Great Americans is being presented online; the site will also welcome public participation for nominations for a “virtual” Hall of Fame. The exhibition consists of digitized documents, newspaper clippings, flyers, memorandum, photographs capturing the social impact this monument had in the Bronx, New York City, as well as the country. Graduate Student Intern Jhensen Ortiz will provide an overview of the exhibition and will be available to answer questions on the exhibit during the webinar. 

Link to Online Tour: https://zoom.us/j/924680917

For information contact Cynthia Tobar, cynthia.tobar@bcc.cuny.edu

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