Historical Reminiscents EP 29: Representation and Making Space in Public History

White phone with "Ask More" written on back laying on yellow flowers.

Representation matters.  Seeing people like yourself within your profession, in leadership roles, and succeeding in their work can make a huge impact on the careers of new and emerging professionals. In today’s episode I talk about the lack of diversity within public history, archives, and the heritage field more broadly.  I also provide examples of ways to make space for marginalized folks within the public history profession.

I would love to hear how other people challenge the status quo within their field or workplace, leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
NCPH So White?
-Gregory Rosenthal, Roanoke made me queer again
-Radiah Harper,  25 Ways to See and Act on Decentering Whiteness in Museums
-Michelle Caswell and Gracen Brilmyer, “Identifying and Dismantling White Supremacy in Archives” poster.

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