During Black History Month, artists work with historians to tell story of slave trade

SlaveVoyages redesign workshop
Mockup of potential redesign for SlaveVoyages website
Photos by Jeff Fitlow

Daniel Domingues, associate professor of African history and co-manager of SlaveVoyages, joined forces with Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts Feb. 18 to host a workshop to help create a new visual identity for the award-winning online database of the global slave trade. Led by Black artists Kathie Foley-Meyer and April Frazier, the workshop hosted members of the Rice community who were invited to work directly with the artists and contribute to the site’s upcoming redesign.

For his work on SlaveVoyages, Domingues has won multiple prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the latest of which was awarded in January.

Black woman working on redesign of SlaveVoyages websiteDaniel Domingues, co-manager of SlaveVoyages during redesign workshopPhotos used in SlaveVoyages redesign workshopBlack woman artist at work amid redesign workshop for SlaveVoyages websitePhotos used in SlaveVoyages redesign workshopMan in mask and glasses working during SlaveVoyages redesign workshop