Minding the GAPE – February 2024

The first Black-owned public hospital, the “Delsarte method” for Black women’s self-care, the material culture of Valentine’s Day, cleaning up the mess of Carnival season, a chaotic yet cost-effective sewing pattern, and much more.

Minding the GAPE – December 2023

Preserving radio broadcasts, looking over the year’s best Black history books, holiday baking with historical recipes, remembering the Christmas Truce of 1914, controversy over the Confederate memorial removal at Arlington National Cemetery, and much more.

Minding the GAPE – November 2023

Looking back at the histories of Armistice Day and Thanksgiving, building urban landscapes with trash, resistance through writing at Carlisle Indian School, swan boats, New York City’s rats, and much more.

Minding the GAPE – July 2023

Anti-suffragists, racism in western water rights, opioid addiction among Civil War veterans, double exposure photographs, icebox cakes, Kentucky cave tourism, and much more.

Minding the GAPE – May 2023

Preserving Chinatowns, combatting food price-fixing, examining the roots of Memorial Day, mapping the Titanic shipwreck, attempting to protect migratory birds, and much more.