Emanuel Jackson, Eudora Welty, Wyoming in WWII, More: Friday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, February 3, 2023


Northern Virginia Daily: Belle Grove online exhibit. “Belle Grove has published its latest online exhibit …, The Jackson Family: A Story of Resilience & The Enduring Love of Family. It tells the story of Emanuel Jackson, a free Black man from Frederick County and how he purchased the freedom of his children and grandchild who were enslaved by the Hite family. Jackson resided in Pittsburgh and his children joined him there.”

State of Mississippi: Eudora Welty Digital Archives Launches Online. “Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) is pleased to announce that The Eudora Welty Digital Archives is now available to the public on the MDAH website…. The Eudora Welty Digital Archives represents only a sample of Welty-related material housed at MDAH and features selections of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and other media related to Eudora Welty (1909-2001), master of the short story and one of America’s greatest authors.”

Wyoming State Library: Explore State’s History With Wyoming Places Online Exhibits. “The Wyoming Places website now hosts three in-depth digital exhibits on the topics of Heart Mountain WWII Internment Camp, Wyoming’s Statehood Celebration, and WWII Prisoner of War (POW) Camps in Wyoming. The latter is new to the collection, while the other exhibits have been revamped for visitors.”


TechCrunch: Twitter to end free access to its API in Elon Musk’s latest monetization push. “Twitter will discontinue offering free access to the Twitter API starting February 9 and will launch a paid version, the Elon Musk-owned microblogging website said as it looks for more avenues to monetize the platform.”


Simcoe: Georgian Bay Métis Council working to record and preserve local Métis history. “The Georgian Bay Métis Council is working to ensure the region’s Métis history is not forgotten. The Midland-based organization has received funding from Heritage Canada to digitize historical documents, photograph historical artifacts and collect stories from local elders to create an online museum.”

BBC: New archive to show life in Derby’s south Asian communities. “Pictures illustrating life in a city’s south Asian communities over 30 years are to be collected in a new archive. Derby Museum’s Alternative Archive project is collecting images from the 1950s to the 1980s. Museum managers said the aim of the project was to fill a gap in its existing displays. The archive, which is being funded through a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, will be displayed in an exhibition in 2024 and also online.”


Mashable: KinkTok is rife with misinformation. Here’s why that’s dangerous.. “False information is a widespread problem on the internet generally, but on KinkTok — the TikTok kink community — it holds a particularly dangerous weight.”

CNN: Surgeon General says 13 is ‘too early’ to join social media. “US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says he believes 13 is too young for children to be on social media platforms, because although sites allow children of that age to join, kids are still ‘developing their identity.'”


Clemson News: Virtual reality is ‘mind-blowing’ but even better when shared with other people, researchers find . “The early adopters of mass-market virtual reality headsets are working together to display their art, organize work meetings, record their favorite DJ sets, and play a host of games ranging from paintball and dodgeball to escape rooms and obstacle courses, according to researchers in Clemson University’s School of Computing.”


Two Row Times: New grant for Indigenous filmmakers launched in honour of Jeff Barnaby. “Netflix and imagineNATIVE on Thursday announced the Jeff Barnaby Grant in honour of his contributions to Indigenous narrative sovereignty, genre film, and Canadian cinema. Five Indigenous film and television creatives across Canada with productions at any stage in the horror, thriller and futurism genre will each receive $25,000 to support their projects.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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