Interpretation Methods – National Historic Landmarks Program

The process, I love exploring the process – the process in which history is interpreted. I believe there are various ways to interpret history but the historian way is to identify primary and secondary resources and use those materials to research then argue or state your interpretation — 

Pictured here are images related to the National Historic Landmark nomination of the home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers: the home’s kitchen, an excerpt on historian, Jennifer Baughn’s work and a snapshot of her bibliography. 

The nomination goes into great detail, describing how “Medgar Evers and his wife Myrlie made major contributions to advancing the goals of the civil rights movement…Medgar Evers was assassinated in his driveway in June 1963…the home is located in the Elraine Subdivision, the first post-World War II subdivision created for middle-class African Americans in Mississippi.”
— the constant in this series is the bird. This time the bird represents exploration – exploring the methods used to interpret history. 

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