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Global Citizens Program, Community Engagement, and Collaboration across USF contribute to Changes to East Tampa Retention Ponds

On October 13, 2013, the Tampa Bay Times ran a story about improvements to east Tampa retention ponds.  Many of the changes can be attributed to community engagement and collaboration between USF Anthropology, Engineering, and Geography faculty and students.  Sarina Ergas, Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator, Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida […]

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Iyshia Lowman’s Homestead Beach report published by the National Park Service!

Congratulations to USF graduate student, Iyshia Lowman, for her recently published report by the National Park Service entitled, Jim Crow at the Beach: An Oral and Archival History of the Segregated Past at Homestead Bayfront Park. Charles Lawson, NPS Cultural Resource Manager, Biscayne National Park, Florida, who funded the study about this previously undocumented aspect […]

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Society of Black Archaeologists Oral History Project features Dr. Antoinette Jackson

In February, Dr. Antoinette Jackson sat down with the Society of Black Archaeologists to discuss her life, career, and research.  In two interviews, Dr. Jackson speaks about her early influences, her career change from Business to Anthropology, her experiences as a graduate student, her new book and her current research interests. To listen to the digital […]

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Heritage Lab Supports Student Veterans

Kiersten Downs will bike cross-country this summer to support student veterans and the USF chapter of the Student Veterans Association to raise awareness about and support veterans who are transitioning into campus life.  Kiersten, a PhD student in Applied Anthropology, president of the University of South Florida chapter of Student Veterans of America,  and a team […]

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National Parks Connection

USF anthropologist will work to enhance ethnography programs at U.S. National Parks. A prestigious appointment will have the University of South Florida’s Associate Professor Antoinette Jackson spending a lot more time at national parks over the next couple of years.  As the newly-appointed regional ethnographer for the National Park Service for the Southeast Region, Jackson […]

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*NEWLY RELEASED BOOK* by Dr. Antoinette T. Jackson!

Dr. Antoinette Jackson’s newly-published book, Speaking for the Enslaved: Heritage Interpretation at Antebellum Plantation Sites, is the culmination of over 10 years of research and engagement with communities and descendants of enslaved Africans who worked on rice plantations along the southeastern coast. It was praised as “a must read for students, museum specialists and the […]

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Newsletter Fall 2012, Volume 3

A prestigious appointment will have the University of South Florida’s Associate Professor Antoinette Jackson spending a lot more time at national parks over the next couple of years. As the newly-appointed regional ethnographer for the National Park Service for the Southeast Region, Jackson is concerned with research and resource development in the region’s 66 parks […]

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Homestead Beach final deliverable in the making

I took another trip to Homestead and Miami in the past couple of weeks.  I visited the archives department of the Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation department as well as History Miami to search through photos and documents.  The picture below is one among the photos that I have found of the swimming lessons given at the North […]

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Homestead project on WRBG internet radio

Here is the link to the discussion/interview I had with host, Melvina Ravenel on Gullah Geechie news.  It provides a basic discussion about the project: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrbg/2012/05/26/gullah-geechie-news

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Homestead Beach May visit

The scope of the project has been changed from community identity to place, sense of place, and how culture creates place.  This will possibly align better with the efforts and examining the beach.  It will be compared to other previously segregated beaches in the area including Virginia Key beach. This visit included an interview with a […]

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