Community History


Screenshot from Interview with Ty Thompson, August 31, 2021
by Natalie Saldarriaga ENGLISH Something that has always intrigued me about history are the small moments that change the trajectories of our lives and lineage. It’s the moments that don’t always feel all that significant, but can actually alter our lives. I was reminded of this when I interviewed Ty […]

Family Ties Interview with Ty Thompson: A Reflection





In her TED Talk, Dominique Luster examines the “impact” and “power” that “bias and privilege” have in the ability to create “silenced landscapes” within the archives. We often think of the archives as a place we can find first-person experiences, but Luster reminds us these spaces have been “strategically curated”. We can’t escape the reality that some voices are purposely silenced while others are uplifted.

Silence One, Silence All​