More To Be Done
Now that our initial findings are public in the form of a searchable database, we will seek additions and corrections as we continue to add to the story.
Moving forward, our goal is to continue to add to the database as more information becomes available. We look forward to strengthening existing collaborations and developing new ones with researchers, faculty, librarians, and others as that project progresses. Our hope is that our project and experiences may be relevant to others taking on a similar project on a large or small scale.
Additionally, as the African American Student Project has developed, the team has recognized that the term “African American” is not fully representative of the students documented in the database. The database includes many students of African heritage who are not American. There are numerous students from both elsewhere in the Americas and Africa in the database. Regardless of their specific heritage, these students were subjected to the same limitations and housing discrimination. In collaboration with community members and stakeholders, the AASP team will give consideration to renaming the project in the future.