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The Black American History Of Mapping

The neglected history of Black mapmaking in America shows the creative ways in which Black people have historically used mapping to document their stories.

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    The Creative Ways Black People Have Historically Used Mapping To Document Their Stories

    The Creative Ways Black People Have Historically Used Mapping To Document Their Stories

    We have been working on the “Living Black Atlas,” an educational initiative that highlights the neglected history of Black mapmaking in America. Today, communities are using “restorative mapping” as a way to tell stories of Black Americans. Our research looks at how African American communities struggling for freedom have long used maps to protest and survive racism while affirming the value of Black life.

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