We have another interesting speaker lined up for our meeting on Tuesday, April 20. Anna-Catherine Carroll, Manager of Preservation Initiatives at the Preservation Society of Charleston will be joining us to talk about their Charleston Justice Journey project. The meeting on the Zoom platform will begin at 7pm, April 20. We will distribute the Zoom login in information the week before the meeting.
An initiative of the Preservation Society, the Charleston Justice Journey (CJJ) is an online interactive research and mapping initiative that highlights sites significant to the African American experience in Charleston and our city’s ongoing journey toward racial equality, while conveying the connection of these sites to the historic built environment. Through this work, the Preservation Society is elevating the contributions of underrepresented communities to provide opportunities for engagement and education. The mapping project is a critical first step in the preservation and protection of the full narrative of Charleston.
For more background on the Charleston Justice Journey visit the Preservation Society website at https://www.preservationsociety.org/charleston-justice-journey/charleston-justice-journey-about/
DIHS VP Jessica Marie Knuff says Carroll will speak to us about the project, including the archival research, information collection and community outreach methods involved in such works.