Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line in 1947, but it took another generation of Black and Latino players to make the sport truly open to all. Playing in remote minor-league towns, these were the men who, before they could live their big-league dreams, first had to beat Jim Crow.
Featuring James “Mudcat” Grant, Orlando Cepeda, Tony Pérez, Jimmy Wynn, Grover “Deacon” Jones, J.R. Richard, Enos Cabell, Octavio “Cookie” Rojas, Orlando Peña, and Bobby Tolan.
Elm City Havens tells the stories of New Haven’s community spaces through a variety of media and methods. Its purpose is to provide a multimedia platform for learning more about these gathering spaces: their stories, their goals, and the communities to whom they belong.
The "Our Better History" project and the Historian's Eye website are an expansive collection of some 3000+ photographs and an audio archive addressing Obama's first term in office, the '08 economic collapse and its fallout, two wars, the raucous politics of healthcare reform, the emergence of a new right-wing formation in opposition to Obama, the politics of immigration, Wall Street reform, street protests of every stripe, the BP oil spill, the escalation of anti-Muslim sentiment nationwide and the emergence of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Interactive Crown Street is an ongoing research and pedagogical project that aims to produce an interactive, multimedia, web-based armature for telling stories related to the making and meaning of urban spaces, using Crown Street as a demonstration.
Professor John Kuo Wei Tchen, NYU (http://sca.as.nyu.edu/object/JohnTchen) discusses the genesis and development of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). Recorded in Yale’s Public Humanities graduate seminar in 2011.
Melting the ICE / Derritiendo el Hielo is a bilingual podcast and radio show dedicated to sharing stories of how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is impacting families across the U.S., unpacking how this current system works and who is profiting, and to sharing information and strategies about how people are fighting back.
Using food trucks as a frame, "New Haven Food Routes" seeks to investigate the diversity of New Haven's cultural palette. The project was realized using three distinct yet intertwined mediums: ethnographic filming, interactive mapping, and a website platform for digital archiving.
This group exhibition recognizes the 50th anniversary, local histories and lasting legacies of the trial of Black Panther Party chairman, Bobby Seale, New Haven chapter founder, Ericka Huggins, and seven other party members. While Seale and Huggins were acquitted of the murder of Panther member Alex Rackley, the 1970 case shook the city and exposed deep inequities in the legal system and wider social structures.