Some of our interns are researching the history of the segregated "Negro Cemetery" that is next to the historically white University Cemetery. Beyond research, the students will continue to develop an interactive ArcGIS project.
By supporting these research interns, the Roberson Project aims to assist a new generation of Houston Robersons who understand that American History must include African American narratives.
Since its founding in 2017, the Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation has encouraged student involvement. Helping students develop their skills in research and methodology prepares them to be the arbiters of change beyond "the mountain." With this insight and ability to build community connections, these future leaders will help create a more equitable society.
This summer, the research interns are helping to produce original research and programming in conjunction with and under the direction of Drs. Woody Register, Tiffany Momon, Andrew Maginn, and other members of the RP Working Group.