The BBAC Team
All content relating to the Brandeis Black Archive Collective, and its members.
Aja Antoine ’17 and Mercedes Hall ’17 were the first two students hired as Archives Assistants to do BBAC work in the Archives. As former participants in the Ford Hall 2015 movement, Aja and Mercedes were well positioned to help develop the ideas of the founding members into some of the first BBAC archival projects. On March 23 2017 Aja […]
In the Fall of 2015 there was a direct action student protest known as #FordHall2015 (FH15), in which Black Brandeis University students convened in the Bernstein Marcus administrative building for what became a 13 day sit-in. The following year some members of that action, Queen White ‘16, Chari Calloway ‘20, and Wil Jones ‘18 along with Brandeis alumna Micha Broadnax […]
Some of Brandeis’ archival collections featuring student activism can now be found here on the Project STAND website. Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented) is an organization of archivists and students dedicated to promoting such resources from various colleges and universities. We are happy to be a part of Project STAND, where the activist histories of minoritized student communities are […]
Rai McKinley Rai is a very Black, very queer/trans soon to be Brandeis graduate in the African and African American Studies department, or as they call it “Black Arts and Social Theory”. Rai has been using digital media to document varying expressions of Black life for a decade, and is particularly interested in the intersections of new media and culture, […]
It is now widely acknowledged within the profession that archives largely reflect history from a white upper class privileged position. This reality is due to many factors including the lack of diversity in the profession and institutional practices that follow established patterns of systemic racism and classism. By creating the Initiative on Under-Represented Collections with a Focus on Students of […]
Learn about the people behind the Black Space Portal project
The Brandeis BLK Archives Collective was established a year after the conclusion of “Ford Hall 2015,” a 12-day sit-in on campus, where in solidarity with campuses across the nation concerned Brandeis students issued demands for racial equity.
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