Wadmalaw Island, SC: In pictures

North Charleston Above: The road to Wadmalaw Island. Hwy 171 to 700 A strong oak. Spanish Moss. Bear Bluffs Fish Hatchery on Wadmalaw Island. Me-- taking in the psychic resonances of my Gullah ancestors. Map at Bears Bluff Fish Hatchery. It was an amazing experience to be there. To be where, historically, my ancestors worked … Continue reading Wadmalaw Island, SC: In pictures

Stay Tuned For…

My coverage of the ESRI Federal GIS User Conference coming up January 28-31. I will be there assisting ESRI with tech set-up as well as conference logistical support. Find out more here about this exciting gathering. Note: Because of the current government shutdown I was unsure if ESRI would continue to go forward with the … Continue reading Stay Tuned For…

Excerpt- Courage to Move Through by Christy Hyman

On maronnage in the Great Dismal Swamp the existing scholarship on enslaved people within the Great Dismal Swamp is scattered across the disciplines of anthropology, cultural studies, and history. Hugo Prosper Leaming’s Hidden Americans: Maroons of Virginia and North Carolina was published in 1995 and brought attention to Great Dismal Swamp maroons using cultural and … Continue reading Excerpt- Courage to Move Through by Christy Hyman

Fugitive Texts and Bindings-Visit to Uni of Maryland Historical Manuscripts Collection

I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities on Tuesday October 30 as part of their Digital Dialogues series. I enjoyed catching up with friend/colleagues MITH Director Trevor Munoz and Associate Director Purdom Lindblad who are doing so much to transform the field of digital … Continue reading Fugitive Texts and Bindings-Visit to Uni of Maryland Historical Manuscripts Collection

Great Dismal Swamp featured

My friend and collaborator Eric Anthony Sheppard, a direct descendant of enslaved canal laborer Moses Grandy is featured here. Eric and I are in collaboration to create a marker for Moses Grandy among other recovery efforts to lift up the life and legacy of enslaved people. Click: Here