Silent on Slavery

Female preachers’ relationship to the question of slavery Zilpha Elaw, a Black female preacher, did not refrain from speaking on the issue of slavery, even as she proclaimed that another preacher, β€œa coloured brother and a slave,” had β€œan undue anxiety for his freedom.” As a Black woman born to free parents, this assessment may […]

Digital History Research

“Companions of my tribulation,” An [old and] improved StoryMaps project

For a more optimal view of this StoryMap, please visit this link to the ArcGIS site. When I was finishing my master’s degree, I took the maps I used for my thesis and started making a StoryMap with them. Though I didn’t finish it at the time, I kept the project and the data saved, […]

Digital History Research Writing

American Religious Ecologies & Female Pastors

I recently joined the project team for American Religious Ecologies as part of my fellowship at RRCHNM. Religious Ecologies was my first choice for projects because of my interest in religion, creating a natural fit as I dove into the work. Religious Ecologies is a project that seeks to digitize over individual schedules of over […]

Research Writing

Master’s Thesis

In May of 2020 I finished my thesis at Auburn and graduated with an MA in History. My research has been graciously supported by the Auburn University History Department and I have done research at the American Antiquarian Society and the John Rylands Library. Below is the abstract of my thesis. As part of the […]