Title: The Persistence of Memory: Archiving & Presenting Regional History (A Contemporary Mediascape).
The monthly meeting of The Multicultural Genealogical Center will be held on Saturday, June 3, 1:00 pm.
This month’s presenter is Arthur Cromwell who will explain the overall intent of a project that engages OU students in development of documentaries related to historical research. He will describe the process that has occurred over the past several years collaborating with historians and archivists as well as his extended vision. Participants will learn of projects that have been completed and those that are currently being researched or are in production and how these projects interconnect. He is actively seeking ideas about where next efforts should be directed.
Arthur Cromwell has a B.A. (History) from Howard University, Washington, DC. He has an M.A. and Ph.D. (Telecommunications), Ohio University. He returned to Howard University for post-graduate studies. He is now Associate Professor, School of Media Arts & Studies at Ohio University. He has serves as Director, Public Media Graduate Program and has worked on digital archival projects for the School of Media Arts & Studies.
His work includes the following: he co-produced Memory of the Gathering: The Million Man March and was the associate producer for Black Boy: A Biography of Richard Wright. He was associate producer and researcher for The Trial of Henry Flipper which was broadcast by PBS. He has engaged in numerous other significant projects. His interests are in African-American history, film and media history, Jazz history, and cultural studies.
The event is free (donations to MGC appreciated) and open to the public. Following the program at 2:00 p.m., there will be a lunch/social hour. The Multicultural Genealogical Center is located on Marion Street (the main street in Chesterhill) at the crossroads of Routes 377 and 555.