The end of the school year always proves to be a busy time for museum educators. Subsequently, I have taken a little break from researching and writing about my family history. Now that things are settling down and I have a bit of vacation time, I plan to dive right into my research.
I have set a few goals to accomplish by the end of the summer that will advance my documentation efforts.
1. Digitize 500 photos
2. Interview 5 family members
3. Read 3 of the following books:
- Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America by Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan
- Freedom’s Port: The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860 (Blacks in the New World) by Christopher Phillips
- Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball
- Doing Visual Ethnography by Sarah Pink
4. Identify and establish a plan for purchasing video and sound equipment for documenting interviews, family events, travel, etc.
Wish me luck!