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Title:Racial Violence Archive: Public Information System on Incidents of Violence during the Civil Rights Period
Author(s):Lee, Hosub; Bellato, Michael; Jain, Sowmya; Spanghero, Fernando; Singer-heinze, Roeland; Lin, Ya-Wen; Gupta, Sunakshi; Ward, Geoff; Kobsa, Alfred
Abstract:We designed a social media interface that allows both scholars and the general public to contribute to an archive on incidents of violence in the South during the Civil Rights Movement. The archive currently contains more than 2,000 entries based on memos/reports generated by state and city administrations, county and court records, news articles, etc. To make this archive more accessible and plentiful, we prototyped a novel web-based system enabling the public to view and search information about events of racial violence in interactive ways (e.g., dynamically filter out incidents using a time slider on the map), and to contribute new event information or add information to existing records, such as related photographs, documents, or details. The usability test showed that our system is well designed to make historical information freely available for use without any restrictions.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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