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White Violence, Black Resistance (WV, BP) seeks to digitize a broad set of primary documents related to interactions of race and power. A collaborative project between Toniesha Taylor and Amy Earhart, White Violence and Black Resistance teaches students research, recovery and digitization skills while collecting materials related to race in Texas. 

We view our project as connected to interventions into current structures of production through the digitization and dissemination of materials about white violence and black resistance found buried in difficult to access rare book rooms, crumbling newspapers,analog and/or transcribed oral histories, and unknown journals. Our ongoing projects present an activist model grounded in the classroom where undergraduate students are participants in canon expansion while learning valuable research and digital literacy skills. 

For information on individual projects, please see the Projects Tab above. 






                                  "At the Dixon Car-Wheel Foundry, Houston, Texas." The Crisis. 5.1: 1912, 91.