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Photo of a woman giving students a tour of Givens archive. They stand in an aisle with tall shelves on either side.

U's New Digital Platform Makes Black History Archives Accessible

Students at Gordon Parks High School with guidance from students of the U's Department of Communication Studies have been exploring the University's Givens Collection of African American Literature as part of a class about the school’s namesake, a legendary African-American photographer. “They know that Gordon Parks is some sort of famous guy, but they really don’t know why,” said Professor Catherine Squires. Their assignment: to see what they can learn using the archives.

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