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DAY 1

1:00-1:15     Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Sarah Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian, Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty and Arts and Sciences

1:15-2:45     The Past is Present | Keynote Conversation

  • Craig Wilder, Barton L. Weller Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Chair of Women's Research & Resource Centers, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies, Spelman College

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3:00-4:30     Scholars Report on Research Experience | Panel Discussion

Moderator: A'lelia Bundles, journalist and author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker 

  • Garrett Felber, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Mississippi and Visiting Scholar in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University
  • Valerie Boyd, Charlayne Hunter-Gault Professor of Journalism and Director of MFA Program in Narrative Nonfiction, University of Georgia; author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston
  • Anastasia Curwood, Associate Professor, Director, African American & Africana Studies, University of Kentucky

4:30-5:00       Questions & Answers

  •  Julieanna Richardson, Founder and Executive Director of The History Makers

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DAY 2

9:00-9:15     Opening Remarks

  • Jane Kamensky, Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Professor of History, Harvard University

9:15-10:30   The Past and Present in the Future | Keynote Conversation                                                                               

  • Brewster Kahle, Founder of the Internet Archive
  • Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, Harvard University

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10:45-12:30  Black Research Collections: Successes and Challenges | Panel Presentation

Moderator: Kenvi Phillips, Curator for Race & Ethnicity, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University

  • Mary F. Yearwood, Director of Collections and Information Services, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
  • Lopez D. Matthews, Digital Production Librarian, Howard University Libraries & the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
  • Randall Burkett, Curator of African American Collections, Rose Library, Emory University 
  • Kara Tucina Olidge, Executive Director, Amistad Research Center
  • Dino Robinson, Production Manager, Northwestern University Press,  Founder, Shorefront Legacy Center

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1:30-3:30     Why Partner? | Interactive Session

Moderator: Reginald Chapple, Chief, Office of Partnerships and Philanthropy, National Parks Service

Collaboration: Perspectives from Library Directors

  • Monika Rhue, Director of Library Services at Johnson C. Smith University; Board Chair, HBCU Library Alliance
  • Brenda Johnson, Library Director & University Librarian, University of Chicago Library

A Pilot Collaboration between Spelman College Archives & Schlesinger Library

  • Amanda Strauss, Manager for Special Projects & Digital Services, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
  • Holly Smith, College Archivist, Spelman College

Technology & Collaboration

  • Cecily Marcus, Principal Investigator of Umbra Search, Givens Collection of African American Literature Curator, University of Minnesota Libraries  
  • Trevor James Bond, Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal, Co-Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation and the Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections at the Washington State University Libraries

3:30-4:00     Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

  • Julieanna Richardson, Founder and Executive Director of The History Makers
  • Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

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