RT @CCP_org Please welcome Kevin Winstead, brilliant Maryland Am Studies scholar + part of the ⁦⁦@UMD_AADHum⁩ leadership team, as one of two CCP ⁦⁦⁦@CLIRnews⁩ fellows! We are delighted to sprinkle his AADHUM wisdom, organizing and flavor onto CCP. mith.umd.edu/people/…

About 2 days ago from UMD AADHum's Twitter

AADHum brings African American studies and digital humanities together in order to expand upon both fields, making the digital humanities more inclusive of African American history and culture and enriching African American studies research with new methods, archives and tools.

Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the initiative draws on the remarkable faculty, staff, and centers—in the College of Arts and Humanities and across the university—with internationally recognized expertise in the digital humanities and in African American literature, history, and culture. The initiative is co-directed by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and the Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy.


Standing Together Across Time and Space: Black Social Networks in Late Nineteenth Century Tennessee

On October 25, 1865, Henrietta Joyce and Elisha Helms stood before a clerk of the court of Davidson County, Tennessee, to confirm Henrietta’s marriage to her late husband, John Joyce. They appeared before the court in Henrietta’s effort to secure a Civil War widow’s pension based on her husband’s military service in the United States Colored Troops (USCT). Like other African American widows seeking a widow’s pension, Henrietta had to produce proof of her marriage to the U.S. Pension Bureau. Elisha Helms was her evidence.

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