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Academic Journals

Fagan, Benjamin. “Chronicling White America.” American Periodicals: A Journal of History & Criticism 26, no. 1 (2016): 10–13.

Spires, Derrick R. “The Captive Stage: Performance and the Proslavery Imagination of the Antebellum North by Douglas A. Jones (review).” Early American Literature 51, no. 1 (2016): 200–205.

Eric Gardner. and Joycelyn Moody. "Introduction: Black Periodical Studies." American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography 25.2 (2015): 105-111. Project MUSE. Web.

Joycelyn Moody. and Howard Rambsy II. "Guest Editors’ Introduction: African American Print Cultures." MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 40.3 (2015): 1-11. Project MUSE. Web.

Roundtable: The Colored Conventions Project, Fall 2015. 

The Colored Conventions Project and the Changing Same, by P. Gabrielle Foreman

Toward Meaning-making in the Digital Age: Black Women, Black Data and Colored Conventions, by Sarah Patterson

The Colored Conventions Movement in Print and Beyond, by Curtis Small

Convention Minutes and Unconventional Proceedings, by Jim Casey

Liberating History: Reflections on Rights, Rituals and the Colored Conventions Project, by Carol A. Rudisell — Selected as Editors’ Choice by Digital Humanities Now

Press, Academic Blogs and Websites

“The Colored Conventions Project Resurrects Disremembered History with Denise Burgher, Jim Casey, Gabrielle Foreman, and Many Others,” Museum Archipelago 57, January 28, 2019. 

CCP team, "Digitally Improving Historical Knowledge," DML Central. Dec 25, 2017. 

Bond, Sarah E. "How Is Digital Mapping Changing The Way We Visualize Racism and Segregation?" Forbes. Oct. 20, 2017.  

McGrath, James. "Put It In (Digital) Writing: Transcribing The Amazing Jobs of Frederick Douglass with The Colored Conventions Project." Blog of the Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University. Feb. 22, 2017.

Bies, Jessica. "UD group celebrates Frederick Douglass' birthday." The News Journal (DE), page 18. February 15, 2017.

Hong, Albert. "University of Delaware’s Colored Conventions Project wins an MLA award." Delaware. Dec. 13, 2016. 

Eric Ruth, Jim Casey, and P. Gabrielle Foreman. "Black Voices Arise from the Past." University of Delaware Messenger, Vol. 24, No. 3. 1820.

Rosinbum, John. "Uncovering Activism and Engaging Students: The Colored Conventions Project." AHA Today: A Blog of the American Historical Association. Dec. 12, 2016. 

Coard, Michael. "Resurrect Philly's 1830 Black economic, educational activism." The Philadelphia Tribune. Sept. 17, 2016. 

Kahn, Eve. Colored Conventions, a Rallying Point for Black Americans Before the Civil War. New York Times. Aug. 4, 2016. 

Onion, Rebecca. Five More Digital History Projects We Loved in 2015. Slate Magazine. Dec. 21, 2015. 

Ashenfelder, Mike. "Cultural Institutions Embrace Crowdsourcing." The Signal: Digital Preservation. Library of Congress, 16 Sept. 2015. Web.  

Singh, Amardeep. "The Archive Gap: Race, the Canon, and the Digital Humanities." Amardeep Singh, <> 14 Sept. 2015. Web.

Hoffman, Anne and Karl Malgiero. "History Matters: Colored Conventions.History Matters. Delaware Public Media, 1 May 2015. Web.

"A Librarian's Role in the Digital Humanities: The Colored Conventions Project" (featuring project member Carol Rudisell). Jottings & Digressions. University of Wisconsin School of Library and Information Studies, Spring 2015. Web.

Fox, James. "Black Originalism Part 3: The Syracuse Convention of 1864." The Faculty Lounge. Publisher, 21 March 2015. Web.

Parasnis-Samar, Anjali. "Crowd-Sourced Project: 19th-Century ‘Colored Conventions." Information Space. School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, 19 Feb 2015. Web.

Fagan, Ben. "Colored Conventions and the Early Black Press." Black Press Research Collective. Black Press Research Collective, 31 January 2015. Web.

Gates, Henry Louis Jr. and Lindsay Fulton. "I’m Black, but I Want to Join the DAR. Help!The Root, 7 March 2014. Web.


Celebrating Frederick Douglass, Feb. 20 by Ann Manser.

UD team working on Colored Conventions Project wins national award, Dec. 12, 2016. 

Accessible Archives New agreement will enhance research for Colored Conventions Project, May 11, 2016.

NEH grant awarded to support Colored Conventions Project, April 14, 2016.

UD Library announces historic agreement with Gale Cengage Learning, Colored Conventions Project, Sept 3, 2015.

'Colored Conventions' symposium, April 20, 2015.

'Transcribe Minutes' Colored Conventions Project launches crowd-sourcing initiative, March 20, 2015.