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I’m Still Surviving: A Living Women’s History of HIV/AIDS

Beginning in 2015, a group of women in three different locales, Chicago, Brooklyn and in and around Raleigh-Durham, agreed to take part in History Moves, an ongoing public history that seeks to collect and present community-based histories to a broad audience. A collaboration between historians, designers, and community members, History Moves’ mission is to support people in becoming historians of their own lives and communities. In this iteration of the project, History Moves aimed to produce a women’s history of HIV/AIDS, called “I’m Still Surviving,” a phrase that came from one of the Chicago participants.

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History Moves Meets WIHS Chicago

Through a participatory process that included workshops, collaborative working sessions, the use of specially designed history-making toolkits and plenty of candid dialogue, the History Moves team worked with the women …

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The Book

In the collaboration between History Moves and WIHS Chicago, this book is the first output that aggregates the personal stories into a shared history—using the methods of design to translate …

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Born and raised on Chicago’s Southside, LaVerne Martin first attended Stephen A. Douglas School, on 33rd and Prairie, in 1954. When she started CPS at the age of 4, LaVerne …

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The Making of NITY

Not in the Yearbooks takes a student perspective on Chicago’s public schools in the postwar period. This public history project brought together ten Chicago Freedom School Freedom Fellows, aged 14-20, …

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Not In The Year Books

Over the summer of 2013, History Moves worked with ten freedom fellows from the Chicago Freedom School on an intergenerational history project called “Not In The Yearbooks.”

Each fellow interviewed a current or retired CPS teacher about their lives as students and teachers. Not in the Yearbooks documents the students’ and teachers’ histories and experiences in Chicago’s public schools from the 1940s to the present.

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