Story+ | The Allen Building Takeover @ 50 Exhibit

Story+ | The Allen Building Takeover @ 50 Exhibit

February 13, 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Allen Building Takeover, a protest by Black students that forever changed Duke’s student body, its curriculum, and its future. The Allen Building Takeover @ 50 Story + project allowed current students to examine and share the story of this watershed event through a physical exhibit in Perkins Library, as well as a digital exhibit. While the exhibit won’t actually be mounted until February 2019, students also created a digital version of the exhibit, learning how to best tell the story in a digital environment. To see the online exhibit that the students created, visit: http://exhibits2.library.duke.edu/exh...

Story+ is a 6-week summer research experience for Duke undergraduates interested in exploring humanities research approaches (archival research, oral histories, narrative analysis, visual analysis, and more). The program combines research with an emphasis on storytelling for different public audiences. In Story+, students are organized into small project teams and have the opportunity to participate in a flexible mini “curriculum” on research methods and storytelling strategies. Team projects may be led by Duke faculty, Duke librarians, or non-profit organizations, and will be supervised on a day-to-day basis by graduate student mentors.