Archives Have the Power to Boost Marginalized Voices | Dominique Luster | TEDxPittsburgh (Videos)

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Archives Have the Power to Boost Marginalized Voices | Dominique Luster | TEDxPittsburgh (Videos)

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Archivists have an important job — a job that has the ability to save or erase an individual's history or even the history of an entire people. Dominique Luster works to build a historical view that includes marginalized voices and conscious language. In this talk, she shares lessons of this as put in motion with her work archiving the iconic photography of Charles "Teenie" Harris. Dominique Luster is a native of Kentucky, transplanted to Pittsburgh for school and work, and currently serve as the Teenie Harris Archivist at the Carnegie Museum of Art. As the Teenie Harris Archivist, Luster is working to build a world-renown archive, that is uniquely hyper-specialized on the life of African Americans in the mid 20th century. The Teenie Harris Archive consists of nearly 80,000 images dating from the 1930s to the 1970s; documenting what might be one of the most complete insights into African American urban life at that time. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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June 29, 2018

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“Archives Have the Power to Boost Marginalized Voices | Dominique Luster | TEDxPittsburgh (Videos),” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed September 28, 2022, https://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/430.