Revisiting Historical Narratives through Genealogical Research

Moriah Ulinskas at Oakland Public Library

Traditionally historical narratives have been told from the perspective of power, but "Great Man Theory" is a thing of the past. In this presentation, hosted by the Oakland History Center, public historian Moriah Ulinskas will share examples of genealogical research she has conducted to diversify historical narratives on American cities in the post-World War II era.

Ms. Ulinskas is an audiovisual archivist and PhD candidate in Public History at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on the impact of post-war redevelopment programs on communities of color, with a focus on community archives. She is a founding member of the Community Archiving Workshop (CAW), a collective of film and video archivists who work to help communities maintain intellectual control over their legacy recordings. She manages CAW's "Training of Trainers" project and the "Audiovisual Collections Care in Tribal Archives" project.

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