I'm trying to coordinate the historical articles by date (e.g., January 18, 1969 posted on Jan 18, 2016), so the first step would be identifying a particular article/advertisement/news item from a historical date and then working on a post related to that. I'm very open in terms of the length and structure of the posts, I'm picturing anywhere between 100 and 1000 words depending on what people want to say.
Guidelines for undergraduate contributors
A number of professors are planning to have students write posts for Black Quotidian as a course assignment, and I am excited about these collaborations. Here are a few suggestions for undergraduate contributors:
- Start by identifying the newspaper article you have selected (article title, newspaper title, date).
- What is interesting to you about this article? Did anything surprise you?
- How does this article relate to what you have learned previously about African-American history? Are there connections between this item and topics/books you have discussed in your class?
- Is there anything interesting to say about how you found this article? Why did you select this newspaper and article among all of the possibilities? Have you ever worked with African-American newspapers before?
In sum, this project is about intellectual curiosity and discovery and I am eager to see what you find and to hear what you have to say.