Today’s podcast features Dr. Antoinette Jackson, Associate Professor at the University of South Florida. We talk about her work with the Gullah Geechee and the importance of representation in telling people’s stories. We contrast their experience with her work with the local communities in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the National Park Service. She talks about how to work with descendent communities with less formalized power structures, as well as how to work more ethically with descendant communities in general. Finally, we talk about the town of Archery, which provides an interesting juxtaposition of how stories are told, being both a predominately African-American community and the boyhood home of former President Jimmy Carter. Finally, she shares what it’s like interviewing a former President!
- USF Heritage Research Lab
- News post on SFAA forum where Dr. Jackson and I met
- Book- Speaking for the Enslaved: Heritage Interpretation at Antebellum Plantation Sites. Routledge
- Society of Black Archaeologists- Oral History Interview
- Archery, Georgia article including President Carter
- Present Pasts Journal