Burleigh Scratching the Surface

As we wrap up a month of research, it feels fitting to reflect on the things I’ve learned over the past few weeks. When I was writing the prose for the introduction of our project page and the “Mapping H.T. Burleigh” section, I found myself trying to grapple with the...

A Letter to Future Editors

As we begin to wrap up this month of research and map-making, the class has been divided up into different areas of specialization. My area of writing and editing the prose for the final project page is one that I’m particularly excited about. First, the other editor,...

Research Across the Sea: Finding Burleigh Abroad

The most recent challenge that has popped up in my Burleigh research is tracking down places where his compositions were performed abroad. Over the past week, I have been focusing on rounding out my Paul Robeson and Roland Hayes research, trying to fill in gaps of...

Down the Rabbit-Hole, Don’t Stop Digging

In an attempt to better understand the life and impact of HT Burleigh, my group has decided to look at his influence through the lives of three of his most notable mentees and contemporaries: Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson, and Roland Hayes. Each of these influential...

Map-making: Trial, Error, and a Lot of Patience

I am sure every researcher has been prepped about the necessity and inevitability of failure in the research process. That being said, it still came as a surprise to me when I realized just how difficult thorough data collection is while trying to envision how I would...