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Fillmore School Project

The Fillmore School ca. 1900s (renamed as McDonogh No. 16 in 1884.) Courtesy of the New Orleans Public Library

As a Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative Fellow from 2013 to 2014, I studied ArcGIS and historical geography to illuminate the history of New Orleans public schools at the end of Reconstruction.

By using the individual student data extracted from the Fillmore School Register (1877-78), I created a digital interactive map to visualize Creole families’ resistance to the resegregation of Fillmore as a white-only school.

Check out my project website:

Fillmore Boys School in 1877: Racial Integration, Creoles of Color and the End of Reconstruction in New Orleans