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Visualizing History: The Clyde Malone Community Center is a research collaboration between the Clyde Malone Community Center and University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Digital Humanities Practicum class, carried out during the Spring semester of 2015.

We started the project with the recognition that the story of the social history of the Malone Community Center had been sometimes invisible to members outside the community. We hope that the visual exploration of the center’s changing locations, leadership, programs and activism will deepen the understanding of the impact the various activities and projects of the center had on the black community in Lincoln from 1932 on, when it was first founded as a local chapter of the National Urban League by Trago McWilliams. 

Visualizing History is also thought to encourage the voices of current community members to take part in curating, sharing, and analyzing their history. We hope that sharing this content with users will enrich the appreciation of the community and inspire many more to become active members of the center, as well as contributing to the growing scholarship on social history in Lincoln, which seeks to approach the relationship between different social groups from the standpoint of community response and impact.

We are also contributing to the digital humanities by using digital tools to narrate and visualize the history of the Malone Community Center that can serve as an example for future scholars .

Project team:  

Jennifer Isasi: 2nd year PhD student in Hispanic Studies, and pursuing the “Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities” at UNL. Project techie.  

Alex Kinnaman: A senior undergraduate student in English Studies with a minor on Digital Humanities, History and Pshycology. Project data-manager.   

Kylie McCormick: 2nd year MA student in History, pursuing the "19th Century Studies Certificate" and the “Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities” at UNL. Project lead historian. 

Eric Saxon: Received his MA in Art History from UNL in 2013 and is now pursuing the “Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities” at UNL. Project cultural historian. 

 

For more information about our contributors visit the Contributors section.