Harambee Digital Team

12109054_10206888108174133_8739631465912 Nishani Frazier is an Associate Professor of History at Miami University. Prior to teaching at Miami University, she held positions as Associate Curator of African American History and Archives at Western Reserve Historical Society, Assistant to the Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Archives at the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and personal assistant for Dr. John Hope Franklin, during his tenure as chair of President Bill Clinton's advisory board on "One America".  Professor Frazier also incorporates her museum and archival experience into digital projects.  While at Miami University, she co-developed the National Endowment for the Humanities Planning Grant, Interpreting America's Historic Place.  This successfully funded proposal explored the 1964 Freedom Summer event via three categories of public history projects: digital education, walking tours, and a small public museum on the campus of Western College for Woman.

Professor Frazier's research interests include post-World War II black freedom movement, black internationalism, oral history, memory, food studies, and biography.  She has authored several essays and anthologies on the black freedom movement. Her book, Harambee City: Congress of Racial Equality in Cleveland and the Rise of Black Power Populism is forthcoming (December 2016).


Markus Wust is a librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries where he works with faculty and students on utilizing technology for their teaching and research. As part of that, he has worked with platforms such as DSpace and Omeka as well as mobile and augmented reality technologies, evaluated and implemented new software tools, provided support for high-tech visualization spaces, and managed the Libraries' first digital publishing project. He holds Master's degrees in German Literature, Library and Information Studies, and Humanities Computing.

elias-tzoc-279x300.png Elias Tzoc, Digital Scholarship and Associate Librarian, assists the head of the Center for Digital Scholarship to support the creation and use of digital scholarship at Miami University. His recent work includes: serving as co-PI for two grant-funded projects: 2015 IMLS Sparks and 2014 NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up; co-developing a profile module for DSpace; working with faculty and students in developing web-based projects; evaluating captioning best practices for educational videos; documenting and writing on library technical issues and open source software; and implementing several web-customization projects for systems like DSpace, CONTENTdm, Omeka, OJS, WordPress -using PHP, CSS, XML, XSLT, HTML5, jQuery.



This project has been supported by North Carolina State University's Digital Humanities Initiative and Miami University’s Center for Digital Scholarship. Special Thanks to Tonya Taylor and Dr. Robyn Spencer for their editorial suggestions for Harambee City Digital Archives and Website.