power & place 2021

The Power and Place Collaborative seeks to examine the power-laden processes of place production and cultivate participatory practice of community co-creation.

 

 

The Power + Place Collaborative is a partnership between the African American Cultural Arts & History Museum, Elon University, and the Mayco Bigelow Community Center. Since the fall of 2020, the Collaborative has been creating digital stories about people and places in Burlington’s African American communities. The purpose of this project is to record, preserve, and present stories from and about people and places in Burlington’s African American communities.

The 2021 project culminated in a "Stories of Alamance" Screening of all of the year's documented histories on December 4th at Elon University. Watch a recording of the screening or the 2021 individual histories below.

"Stories of Alamance" Screening:

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2021 Stories:

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The Power & Place Collaborative is a partnership between the African American Cultural Arts & History Center (AACAHC), Elon University, the K.I.N.G. Academy, and the Mayco Bigelow Community Center. This Collaborative seeks to examine the power-laden processes of place production and cultivate participatory practice of community co-creation. Over the fall of 2020, the Power & Place Collaborative worked with students in a cross-course collaboration to conduct oral history interviews with community leaders in Alamance County. With the goal of preserving and sharing the hidden histories of Alamance County, students recorded 12 oral history interviews and then worked with their interviewees (community storytellers) to co-produce short digital stories to be made available publicly online.

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