… honoring the badass data managers of the American civil rights movement
Behind every megaphone, there are dozens of clipboards. These are archival profiles of civil rights heroes who kept data flowing, from fundraising to recruitment to voter registration to legal defense, and so much more. The culmination of years of original, independent research, this project showcases my passion for archives, social movement history, and data management.
Ella Baker, brilliant organizer and relationship builder, must have kept a list of names and addresses – but exactly where and how are still a mystery. Musings on this and much more about Ella Baker’s legacy (including some primary source documents!).