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Early Black Boston Digital Almanac

Partially supported by a NULab Seedling Grant.

Inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanack,” the Early Black Boston Digital Almanac is a collection of interesting and edifying archival material and digital exhibits about the vibrant Black communities of Boston during the 18th and 19th centuries. Material and exhibits are created by scholars, students, and interested members of the public and submitted to an editorial collective before publication.

Principal Investigator
Nicole Aljoe, Faculty, English

Research Assistants
Spring 2021: Savita Maharaj, Undergraduate, English major/Africana And Writing Studies minor; Tanvi Modi, Graduate Student, Data, Visualization, and Design
Previous: Alanna Prince, PhD; Rhya Brooke, MA; Nicole Sojowski, BA/MA

More Stories

a network of names

Contemporary Literature’s Vexed Democratization

A logo that says the words

How We Remember: Indigenous Perspectives on Archiving, Museums, and Community History

A black and white drawn portrait of Ignatius Sancho, shown on a book

Ignatius Sancho’s Subscribers

Research Projects