Get Involved

Get Involved

How can people contribute to this effort?  There are many ways to get involved, depending on your interests and circumstances! 

Are you interested in documenting Black and Indigenous history in the Valley? Do you know of archival resources–town records, church records, family papers, local history collections or other materials–that help preserve and interpret this history in your community? Would you like information about volunteering with an existing team of researchers in one of the already-participating communities? Would you like to volunteer as a transcriber, or doing data entry? We welcome your involvement! 

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Project Steering Committee

Tony Bass (Pan African Historical Museum USA)
Zoe Cheek (Pioneer Valley History Network)
Kate Freedman (W.E.B. Du Bois Library)
Jess Johnson (UMass Amherst History Department)
Dennis Picard (Pioneer Valley History Network)
Betsy McKey (Pioneer Valley History Network)
Marla Miller (UMass Amherst History Department and Public History Program)
Ousmane Power-Greene (Clark University History Department)
Erika Slocumb (UMass Amherst W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies)