Author of FYS book, Never Caught: Erica Armstrong Dunbar
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar will be visiting campus this fall to speak about her book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, which was a Finalist for the National Book award for Nonfiction in 2017 and a winner of the Frederick Douglass Book Prize.
Dr. Armstrong is Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University and National Director of the Association of Black Women Historians. She is also the author of A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City.
All First-Year Seminar students and instructors will attend this Constitution Day Program in person. All others are invited to join, via livestream This link opens in a new window, either at 2:00 pm or at 5:00pm on September 21st.
The six research exercises in this series are a companion to your classes in First Year Seminar designed to help hone your research and information literacy skills to build your final "Expert Panel Presentation" for the course. You will be learning how to search, find, evaluate, and use information from a variety of perspectives.
Links to each of the Research Exercises will be in your Brightspace course shell, but if you find yourself on this page, you may easily click on the Exercise you need using the buttons on the left navigation menu.
Challenge Statement: With a team, research three historical primary sources and one current statistic about one aspect of the African American experience and create & present your findings of how they connect and what efforts have been made at raising awareness or addressing the injustices involved.
Skills: This assignment is intended to help you:
Click on the link below to see a description of the Expert Panel Presentation and how it will be structured. Be sure to view this in your own Brightspace course as it applies to your class.
Nine (9) Primary Source Collections have been curated for you to discover, explore, and analyze ways in which the past influences the present. Click the link below to review the complete options of Primary Source Collections:
Your goal, as a team, is to work both independently and together to figure out ways in which your primary sources may connect to each other (the three historical primary sources and the current statistic) and how they connect to the theme described at the top of your Collection Card. Additionally, you will research and describe efforts that have been made in the past or currently to raise awareness of the problem or address the injustices involved.
*Note: Language changes as culture changes. Words such as "negro" used in the past are no longer used today, however primary sources reflect the language of the time in which they were created.
This Team Project unfolds over the second half of the term & is worth 30% of your grade. You will be graded individually and as a team. See the syllabus for project pacing & due dates.
Copies of the required First Year Seminar book, Never Caught, by Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar are available in a variety of formats for free through the library, as well as to be purchased through the SNHU Bookstore.
Two copies are available On Reserve at the Information Desk in Shapiro Library. Bring your ID card to borrow the book overnight for one night at a time.
Two more print copies are available in the library stacks on the 3rd floor. Look for Call number E444 .D86 2017. You may request to get on the waitlist for them if they are already checked out by looking them up in the Library Catalog, clicking on the title in the results list, and clicking the red Request button at the top of the page.
A copy of Never Caught is available here This link opens in a new window. Please do not download it, instead just use the EPUB Full Text link and read the book online. Downloading requires check-out and makes the book unavailable to others for several weeks. Any number of people may read the book online at the same time. No limit.