Caitlin Dempsey of GIS Lounge explains the objective of the Visualizing Emancipation project that the University of Richmond's Digital Scholarship Lab and Azavea have launched. Visualizing Emancipation is the first interactive map showing the end of American slavery during the U.S. Civil War. Read more about the project here.
Katherine Calos and George Lamm of the Richmond Times-Dispatch also highlights Visualizing Emancipation. Scott Nesbit, associate director of the lab, expects the emancipation map to evolve as scholars and the public contribute more examples of events that occurred along the path of freedom. Read more here.
Visualizing Emancipation was a featured project on the National Endowment for the Humanities website. Brett Bobley talks about the remarkable mapping project about the end of slavery across the American South during the Civil War. Read more here.