Worlds of Solomon Northup

Project Team: Amy Morsman, Julia Kendrick (’17), Leah Lavigne (’16)

About: The Worlds of Solomon Northup is a digital history project that will share the shocking and remarkable story of Solomon Northup, a free man of color from New York, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841 and then discovered twelve years later, liberated, and returned home. Through text, images, maps, and documents, this site will explore in greater depth the two communities Northup inhabited, in Louisiana (as a slave) and in New York (as a free citizen). 

Chicago Freedom Movement


Project Team: Jim Ralph

About: “In 1965, the country’s most effective civil rights leaders joined forces in Chicago to attempt the first civil rights campaign in a large Northern city. Focusing on open housing, the movement enlisted thousands of people to march through Chicago’s streets and into its real estate offices. This site chronicles the peopleorganizations, and events that formed the movement, and brings together a vast collection of movement material.”