Guantánamo Public Memory Project

Category: National Dialogue and Traveling Exhibit

Exciting GPMP News

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In the past few weeks there have been some very exciting developments for GPMP….. First off, three weeks ago GPMP was granted funding from LAMP (Latin American Microform Project) for digitization of The Guantanamo Bay Gazette. Old editions of the Gazette are now being digitized and uploaded to GPMP’s online GTMO archive, hosted by Dloc (The Digital…

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Spring Break at GTMO

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In March, for the first time, GPMP visited GTMO. Since the project began we’ve spoken to a diverse range of individuals about their memories of Guantánamo. Yet we’ve been unable to speak to them at the site itself – until now. As representatives of GPMP, a dozen graduate students from the University of South Carolina…

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GTMO in NOLA: New Website Showcases Tulane Students’ Research on Gitmo

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Last fall, Tulane University and the Ashé Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans hosted the traveling exhibition, the Guantánamo Public Memory Project. This exhibition, which featured panels created by students at universities across the United States, asked viewers to engage with the long history of the U.S. naval base in Cuba, from its founding immediately…

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A Reflection on Community Engagement in Providence, RI

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When the teacher asked who had heard of Trujillo, half of the students raised their hands. “When you think of the violence that Haitians refugees fled in the ’90s,” she said, “think of Trujillo.” The students nodded knowingly. In the months leading up to the exhibit opening, we — the student organizers of the Guantánamo…

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GPMP is going to GTMO!

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Since opening in December 2012, our traveling exhibit has visited some fifteen universities within the U.S., and has also traveled abroad to London, Istanbul and Brighton. It’s been viewed by over 500,000 people to date. But of course, there’s one very important location that our exhibit has never visited – the subject of the exhibit…

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Guantánamo Public Memory Project Open at Tulane University

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The Guantánamo Public Memory Project opened September 2 in Jones Hall at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana (open weekdays 10am-5pm).  This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba from multiple perspectives and raises questions about U.S.-Cuban relations, civil liberties, national security, and public memory in the past,…

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Remembering Guantánamo in Miami: a city-wide, cross-community dialogue

Five Miami institutions are joining forces to open dialogue on the history of the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba and its memories and legacies for the city’s diverse communities through exhibits, storytelling, academic and cultural programs across the city from August 14-October 31, 2014  This citywide effort, featured in the Miami Herald,  marks the debut of…

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New interviews in our collection

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Over the past few months, we’ve slowly been adding new interviews to our online collection. Produced by students at the University of Miami and Northeastern University, these interviews share the memories of people with unique and important experiences of Gitmo. We collect and make these interviews available in the hope that they will inspire people…

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Call for interns

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Are there important Gitmo-related topics that you feel aren’t getting due attention on our blog? Could you see yourself writing articles and blog posts on the history of Gitmo? Or on methods of engaging the public in our work? Or on specific images and objects from our archive? Can you find ways for us to…

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A Reflection on “Guantánamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes”

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Since enrolling in my current public history course at the University of Minnesota, I have been working with peers to connect Guantánamo Naval Base to a local site here in Minnesota. The Guantánamo Public Memory Project’s traveling exhibit came to St. Paul, MN, in February 2014, and we were looking forward to sharing our work.…

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