Monday, February 02, 2015

Black History Month Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries

Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Atlas of African American History

Ball Brothers Factory Band

The Geography of Black History

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) includes maps and atlases that feature some of the people, places, and events in African-American history.  Last year the Cornerstone Center for the Arts presented a program using maps from the GRMC in honor of Black History Month.  The presentation can be viewed in the Cardinal Scholar institutional repository.

The presentation also featured many of the photographs available from the Digital Media Repository, including The Other Side of Middletown collection.  The scope of the presentation follows history beginning with slavery to the civil rights movement to more recent issues and also features custom maps created by the GRMC, including a map of prominent women in Black history.

For more information about any of the maps or other resources, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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