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Distinguished Detroiters: The Barthwell Family History

Production has begun for the pilot episode of the new television series Family Pictures: USA! We continue to highlight the histories of everyday Detroiters throughout the summer. The story below has been shared by Dr. Akosua Barthwell Evans about the many accomplishments of her family members despite the racial adversity they faced. “My family has always been a very important part […]

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Detroit, 1960s. Photo by Albert S. Johnson, Jr.

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow is Coming to Detroit!

I have been going back and forth to Detroit over the past few months preparing for our Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow as part of the Detroit Historical Society (DHS) Detroit 67 Project –  a citywide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Detroit uprisings/riots. DDFR will be working with communities across the city to create an photographic celebration/investigation around the narratives of one of the […]

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DDFR Visits Skidmore College & Albany

Our visit to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York was a wonderful experience, full of poignant stories and cherished family photos. Not only were we able to explore new narratives, we also experienced how students and faculty alike are able to incorporate their celebration of their family histories into their definitions of everyday life. […]

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A Legacy of Storytellers: My Father and His Twin Brother

“Earlier this month, I presented a talk in the Projection Design class of Wendall Harrington, a professor in the Yale School of Drama. Wendall Harrington is a pioneer in projection design (she’s been called “the godmother of all projectors” by John Simon in New York Magazine) and has been working in the field of projected media for live events since […]

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