"Searching through America's past for the last 25 years, collector James Allen uncovered an extraordinary visual legacy: photographs and postcards taken as souvenirs at lynchings throughout America. With essays by Hilton Als, Leon Litwack, Congressman John Lewis and James Allen, these photographs have been published as a book"Without Sanctuary" by Twin Palms Publishers." The flash movie, above, is featured on the website withoutsanctuary.org, where you can also view a gallery of photos that is growing as a collection becomes a powerful tools for learning and rememberance.
The concept of digital storytelling refers to many processes that use today's readily available digital tools to engage common people in creating and sharing their own messages, or stories. Most often "short," in comparison to the messages produced through professional media, these stories rely on personal connection (often social media) to incite emotional response in the viewer.
You'll encounter digital storytelling in a variety of formats and venues.
Center for Digital Storytelling
With a stated mission "to promote the value of story as a means for compassionate community action," this organization supports organizations and individuals interested in learning more about digital storytelling. They offer many samples of digital storytelling, here.
Library Information and Media Center - Monona Grove High School - Monona, Wisconsin
Answers| Catalog | Guides | Resources | Teachers