VG/Voices From The Gaps: A Case Study

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In 1863, Jacobs moved to Alexandria, Virginia, with her daughter. There they organized medical care for the Civil War victims and provided emergency relief supplies. In Alexandria, Jacobs made perhaps her greatest contribution by establishing The Jacobs Free School. This was an institution that provided black teachers for the refugees. In 1865, they then relocated to Savannah, Georgia, where they continued their relief work. After two short stops in Cambridge and England, they made their final move to Washington, D.C. , in 1877. VG/Voices from the Gaps is a website based in the English Department at the University of Minnesota, is dedicated to bringing together marginalized resources and knowledges about women artists of color to serve secondary and college education across the world. VG fosters intercommunity collaboration, linking the voices of scholars, educators, students, and women artists of color by 1. publishing student-generated biographies, reviews, and critical essays, 2. providing pedagogical support and materials to secondary and post-secondary curriculums, 3. conducting and posting interviews of women artists of color 4.…show more content…
The Slave Narrative Collection, a group of autobiographical accounts of former slaves that today stands as one of the most enduring and noteworthy achievements of the WPA. According to the website, it was a group of ex-slave narratives submitted by the Florida Writers' Project that directly sparked the establishment of a regional study under FWP sponsorship. The Florida narratives had been independently undertaken under the direction of the State Director of the Florida Writers' Project, Carita Doggett Corse. It was she who earlier in her career had glimpsed the potential value of such interviews while engaged in research on a history of Fort George

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