MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

Mapping the African American Past is the product of a grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation .

The site was produced by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) in partnership with Columbia University's Teachers College and Creative Curriculum Initiatives (CCI).

Columbia University Faculty Partners

Margaret Crocco, Professor of Social Studies and Education, Teachers College

William Gaudelli III, Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education, Teachers College

Ken Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor in History and the Social Sciences

Kellie Jones, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology

Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning

Producer: Mark Phillipson

Project Manager: John Frankfurt

Lead Developer: Jonah Bossewitch

Developer: Schuyler Duveen

Lead Interface Designer: Elizabeth Day

Interface Designer: Marc Raymond

Video Production Lead: Stephanie Ogden

Video Production: Michael R. Deleon

Podcast Production and Flash Development: Brian O'Hagan

Content Developer: Edward Sammons

Grants Officer: Elizabeth Manning

Quality Assurance: Briana Ferrigno and Maria Janelli

Associate Producer: Ryan Kelsey

Executive Producers: Frank Moretti and Maurice Matiz

Creative Curriculum Initiatives

Executive Content Producer: Reggie Powe

Content Manager: Helen Breen

Content Developer: Elspeth Leacock

Teachers College

Lesson Supervisors: Margaret Croco, Professor of Social Studies and William Gaudelli, Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education, Teachers College

Lesson Coordinators: David Glasner and Chris Zublionis

Lesson Authors: Danielle Chatman, Laura Horwitz, Pete Lapre, Ellen Livingstone

Elementary School Adaptation: Della Brooks, Isaac Brooks

The Center for Public Archaelology at Hofstra University

Christopher Matthews, Executive Director

Jenna Wallace Coplin, Director of Research and Outreach

Allison Manfra McGovern, Content Developer

Geri Solomon, Long Island Studies Institute, Consultant

Lynda Day, Associate Professor, Africana Studies, Brooklyn College, Consultant

Thelma Jackson-Abidally, Friends of the Booker T. Washington House, Consultant

Podcast Readers

Gabriel Abinante

Mwanzaa Brown

Yin Chang

Jessica Dean

Chris Deelia

Molly Grant Kallins

Ama Mensah

Tiel Reardon

Caroline Rodriguez

Samantha Verini


Maps and photo content provided by the Columbia University Libraries, Creative Curriculum Initiatives, the New York Public Library, and the David Rumsey Map Collection.

Interviews with Manning Marable and Robert O'Meally for MAAP were taken from Columbia Celebrates Harlem History .

Photos credits from these two interviews include:

"Apartment to Let" Sign in Harlem, c.1910-15. - Brown Brothers, Pa.

St.Philips Episcopal Chruch, - Brown Brothers, Pa.

Billie Holiday, 1949. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

Religious Revival Meeting, c.1915. - Brown Brothers, Pa.

Lincoln Theatre, Harlem, c.1915-20. - Brown Brothers, Pa.

Duke Ellington, 1943. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

Interior of Harlem church. - Brown Brothers, Pa.

Roland Hayes, tenor, c.1920. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The

New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.

St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Richard Cunnigham.

Abyssinian Baptist Church. Richard Cunnigham.

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