An Update on the Public History Project

Public History Project

In a new video, Director Kacie Lucchini Butcher provides an update on the work of the UW-Madison Public History Project. The Project is a “multi-year effort to uncover and give voice to those who experienced, challenged, and overcame prejudice on campus” and grew out of the report from a campus study group co-chaired by Professor Stephen Kantrowitz that examined the history of two student organizations in the early 1920s that bore the name of the Ku Klux Klan. Building towards a public exhibit in fall 2022, project staff and collaborators have taken great strides over the past year to continue uncovering these histories despite the interruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the full video update at UW News.