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Introduction & Mission Statement
In Spring 2019, HIST 209: Introduction to Digital History students at Roanoke College have worked collaboratively to learn about the theory and practice of digital history. As part of our coursework, we have learned seven different digital humanities skills. As a final project, we have begun work on this website as a way of practicing those skills in the context of public history.
1893 Roanoke Race Riot is a digital history site intended to provide educators and community members with access to documents and interpretation about a major racial disturbance that took place in the city of Roanoke, Virginia in September 1893. The Roanoke race riot was commented upon in national media, and set the tone for Roanoke’s uneven, racially segregated growth as the once-heralded “Magic City of the New South.”
Within this site you will find three tabs: StoryMap; Documents; Context. We invite you to click through each tab and explore the content therein. If you have any feedback about this site, please use the contact form shown below to reach out to us!