Friday, May 9, 2014

UK Libraries serves young historical scholars

As Program Manager for the Kentucky National Digital Newspaper Program, Kopana Terry of UK Libraries worked with the National Endowment for the Humanities National History Day’s 2013 winner in the Senior Individual Documentary Division, freshman Joanna Slusarewicz of Paul Lawrence Dunbar High. 

This year, Kopana received a request from a young man, Christopher Beebout, who was participating in the 2014 competition. His topic was Cora Wilson Stewart’s Moonlight Schools. Christopher took second place in the state competition. He has built an informative website on his topic replete with audio excerpts provided by the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.  He also incorporated images from UK Libraries’ Cora Wilson Stewart Photographic Collection, courtesy of the Kentucky Digital Library, and historic Kentucky Newspapers produced through KY-NDNP, courtesy of Chronicling America.

Congratulations go to Christopher and Joanna, and credit to UK Libraries faculty and staff who have assisted these young scholars.

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