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Project Director and Curator: Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his B.A. in U.S. History, Politics and Society from Kenyon College in 1993 and his Ph.D. in modern U.S. History and African American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of History and at the Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jones’s primary areas of interest are post-1945 U.S. history, the modern black freedom movement and America in the 1960s. He is the author of The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee (Harvard University Press, 2009) and In Their Own Image: Artifacts from the Great Plains Black History Museum (Donning Company, 2014). In addition, Jones is the co-director of the History Harvest, an innovative, student-led, community-based approach to historical learning.


Student Research Assistants:

Jake Friefeld

Jessica Carter


Center for Digital Research in the Humanities:

Karin Dalziel - Digital Design/Development Specialist

Greg Tunink - Programmer

Laura Weakly - Metadata Encoding Specialist