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ERIC Number: EJ1130048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Social Media for Social Justice
Spruce, Lanae; Leaf, Kaitlyn
Journal of Museum Education, v42 n1 p41-53 2017
As the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, we are tasked with stimulating a national dialogue on race and helping to foster a spirit of reconciliation and healing. This directly impacts our social media practice and how we engage with digital audiences. It helps us reach new audiences, highlight relevant museum collections, create participatory experiences, and confront issues of race and social justice. We believe that all museums can participate in online discussions about race and social justice to create inclusive digital spaces that welcome all visitors. Museums can and should use their unique collections and individual missions to help their audiences make connections to our shared American history by telling stories outside the common narrative. This article illustrates the way one museum uses its collections, programming, and storytelling to uplift marginalized voices in the digital sphere.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
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