Students standing in front of their exhibit for Melrose Oral History Project, Spring 2017

Melrose Oral History Project/South Bronx Cultural History Walking Tour

As a result of oral history and place-based research conducted in my course, (Dis)Placed Urban Histories, in 2017 and 2018, I worked with Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) in the South Bronx to develop signage and maps for a walking tour of sites proposed by community members as “places of significance.” The project has already resulted in an on-line archive using Omeka and a series of entries in the history app, Clio. Learn more about the project at WHEDco’s own web site where the team there has already developed several markers and a walking tour. Here’s a sign below!

Photo of two historical markers in the South Bronx

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