The project that rose out of AMST 89: Introduction to Digital Humanities is now live. Locating Lynching is inspired by the Equal Justice Initiative’s recent report on lynchings in the American South, and seeks to locate and document lynchings in North Carolina using DH Press.
This project seeks to address the irony that despite the fact that members of lynch mobs documented their activities deliberately and prolifically, the physical spaces by and large remain unmarked. This project will visualize lynchings in new ways, to the extent possible privileging images of modern sites of historic lynchings over the mob-produced images of damaged black bodies that were intended to terrorize the wider black community.
Great work Professor Seth Kotch, assistant Elijah Gaddis, and all student historians of AMST 89!