Activism, Archives & Education Panel


Date(s) - 03/12/2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Note: This event is part of a two-part series, though participation in both is not required. For more information and registration for the workshop session, please visit the Activism, Archives, & Education Workshop page.
Panelists will talk broadly about the ways in which scholars, archivists, and activists can and do use activist archives in formal and informal educational spaces to make historical information accessible and useful to the public.
Moderator: Brian Jones, Associate Director of Education, Schomburg Center
Anthony Arnove, Director, Voices of a People’s History of the United States
Zakiya Collier, Digital Archivist, Schomburg Center
Ansley Erickson, Historian, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dominique Jean-Louis, Public Historian & doctoral student, New York University

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by booking in the RSVP section below. Zoom details will be sent closer to the event.

Headshot for Anthony ArnoveAnthony Arnove is the editor of several books, including Voices of a People’s History of the United States, which he co-edited with Howard Zinn. He also wrote the introduction for the new 35th anniversary edition of Zinn’s classic book A People’s History of the United States. Arnove cofounded the nonprofit education and arts organization Voices of a People’s History of the United States with Zinn; wrote, directed, and produced the documentary The People Speak; and has directed stage and television versions of The People Speak in Dublin with Stephen Rea, in London with Colin Firth, and across the United States with various arts groups, including Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Sundance Film Festival. He also produced the Academy Award-nominated documentary Dirty Wars.

Headshot for Zakiya CollierZakiya Collier is the Digital Archivist at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture where she uses web archiving tools to expand the nature of archival collections to reflect 21st-century Black life and experiences. Both in her research and in her work as a Black queer memory worker, Zakiya explores the archival labor, methods, and poetics that are often necessary to render perceptible both the material and immaterial artifacts of quotidian Black life. She holds an MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University, an MLIS from Long Island University, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of South Carolina. Zakiya is an affiliate of the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies (CR+DS) at New York University, an Interim Board Member of the Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI), and a guest editor of a forthcoming special issue of the The Black Scholar on Black Archival Practice.

Headshot for Ansley EricksonAnsley T. Erickson is a U.S. historian who focuses on educational inequality, segregation, and the interactions between schooling, urban and metropolitan space, racism, and capitalism. Erickson serves as an Associate Professor of History and Education Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University and Co-Director of the Center on History and Education. Her first book, Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2016 and won the History of Education Society’s Outstanding Book Award in 2017. Beginning in 2020, Erickson serves as an associate editor of the American Educational Research Journal. In addition to several academic journals, her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Dissent magazine, Chalkbeat, The Tennessean, and The Nashville Scene. Erickson also co-directs the Harlem Education History Project (HEHP), which supports a digital history project and collaborations with local schools.

Headshot for Dominique Jean-LouisDominique Jean-Louis is an assistant curator of History Exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society, where she most recently worked on Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow and Meet The Presidents. She is also a doctoral candidate in US History at NYU, where her dissertation work explores Caribbean immigration to New York City in the years following the Civil Rights Movement, examining the impact of schooling on the formation of racial identity. As a public historian, she regularly writes and speaks for a range of audiences on New York City and African American history.


Headshot for Brian JonesBrian Jones (GC alum, Urban Ed ’18) is the Associate Director of Education at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture []. He writes about Black education history and politics, most recently in a contribution to Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice [] and is working on a book manuscript about the 1960s student uprising at Tuskegee University. Brian is a director and co-director of several federally-funded and independent projects to make Black history archives available and useful to parents, teachers, and students.


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