What’s the Update?
My goal for this project is to add to the traditional narrative of white middle-class suffragists. To do so, I originally proposed a historypin map with both African American women and working-class women to add a new layer of historical information. While I was researching and creating the map, I realized that a combined map might lose its clarity and power. Because of this, I decided to create a single map with only African American suffragists and women’s rights advocates, which you can find here. I’d love to get some feedback on it! I’m really excited about the number of variety of women whose stories I was able to capture, but there is always room for improvement.
There are a couple things I need to do for this project to be complete:
- Update the “About” text with more contextual information.
- Decide how to cite my sources. For example, should I create a bibliography section a the bottom of each pin?
- Figure out why the map keeps glitching – when you look at the whole map sometimes it shows many more pins than I’ve created, but not always.
- Decide how, if at all, I should incorporate working class women back into this project, for example by creating a second map that displays their history.