Goals

Ultimately, this project seeks to:

1) establish a dual language (English/Spanish) digital space for researchers to return the stories and interviews we have collected to the population most intimately connected with them;

2) foster a collaborative digital environment in which community members and researchers may share information, correct absences and errors, and create on-going dialogues related to Congo traditions and culture;

3) create a mechanism for local community members to archive and share their cultural practices and memories;

4) develop skills in the local community for recording and studying oral history through a curriculum on media literacy and production;

5) contribute to the growing body of work on Afro-Latinidad and on the complexity of Afro-Panamanian history and culture; and

6) offer the academic communities a new digital resource through which to study Afro- Latin history and culture in our classrooms as well as through our research experiences.

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