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Digital Projects

The Haitians Abroad Digital Archive documents the Haitian émigré experience during the long nineteenth century (1791-1900) to highlight how these men and women, supported by kin and non-kin networks, traversed the Atlantic World, becoming integral parts of their newfound communities, all while maintaining their national identity. Haitians Abroad is designed to be interactive and meet the needs of the general public, students, and advanced scholars. This project was founded and created by Dr. Andrew Maginn.
The Black Lives Matter Oral History Project was created to help students develop a place-based narrative project that assists them in understanding how the Black Lives Matter Movement impacted those within their home communities. Students in Dr. Maginn’s history classes interview family, friends, and community leaders and preserve their stories within this database. This is a two-year collaboration between Dr. Andrew Maginn and Dr. Rachel Fredericks at Sewanee: The University of the South.
The Counternarratives Digital Archive is a resource created by students within Dr. Andrew Maginn’s history classes to highlight and promote narratives not found within traditional archives. As traditional archives are places built to support the narratives of white Americans, those of African descent and other minority groups have not had many spaces that promote their history. Through examining major American Historical events, students find “voices of the other,” or those not traditionally celebrated, and share them with the public. 
The Mapping Migration Digital Repository is a resource currently being completed by students in Dr. Andrew Maginn’s Black Atlantic course to display how movement is crucial in understanding the lives of individual actors in the African Diaspora. This project acknowledges the limits of traditional archives and hopes this tool will assist in understanding the role that migration takes in world history. These actors were found through examining major events in the Diaspora from Ancient Egypt to the American Civil Rights Movement.
The Founding Funders Map Project assesses the depth and breadth of investments in enslaved human property by the nearly 300 persons who assembled the financial foundation of the University of the South between 1856 and 1865. The interactive map and the information it contains assist scholars in understanding and reckon with the University of the South’s origins. The map was created through a collaboration between the Roberson Project Research Team, Dr. Andrew Maginn, and the Sewanee Landscape Analysis Lab.