Black Lives and Justice with the Archive: A Call to Action

@article{Aguayo2018BlackLA,
  title={Black Lives and Justice with the Archive: A Call to Action},
  author={Angela J. Aguayo and Danette Pugh Patton and Molly Bandonis},
  journal={Black Camera},
  year={2018},
  volume={9},
  pages={161 - 168}
}
Abstract:This commentary calls for scholars, activist, archivists, and curators to work in alliance with social justice aims to collect documents of count-history to official reports of police violence. The modern archival craze can be traced back from the influences in nineteenth-century Victorian England. Cultural Heritage workers collected and archived the materials that serviced the empire. The new cultural heritage workers of the digital age exist formally in institutions but also… 
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