This semester, as part of a Kean University seminar on African American history, we are working to develop a public place-based tour of the history of black life at Kean.
This blog will tell the story of that development process.
Our project, inspired by Black at Bryn Mawr at Bryn Mawr College and the University of North Carolina’s Black and Blue tour, seeks document the long history of black lives and experiences at the university and on its grounds. Through this work, we aim to develop a new collective memory about the university’s institutional experience of race and race relations throughout the last three centuries.
We invite you to follow along as we reflect on our own efforts to collect, process, and present these stories. And if you’d like to get involved, leave us a comment!