Unknown African American Figures
ENGL 3120/ENGL 6120
The Unknown African American Figures website is meant to serve as a teaching tool for educators, students or anyone interested in learning more about African American history. The site is divided into four humanities subjects-Adventure, The Arts, Human Rights and Science and Industry-narrowing in on African American figures who have greatly contributed to these areas, but are rarely discussed in an academic setting. In addition, I have created digital study sets that can be converted into quizzes/tests on each figure, to help reinforce the learned material in an approachable and contemporary way.
Since most academic curriculums do not include much African-American history based material, my goal is to use this website as a platform to promote inclusivity, so that educators and students alike may have a better understanding of African-American history. I specifically focus in on the many contributions of figures who seem to have been forgotten in American history, as they are excluded from the academic curriculum.
Hawkins, Alyssa, "Unknown African American Figures" (2019). Digital Humanities Student Projects. 9.