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Alexis Mixon

Education


Bachelor of Arts, History; Minor: Art History, December 2015-Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
Continued Bachelor of Arts, History; Minor: Art History-University of Paris IV: Sorbonne, Paris, France.


As a historian, Alexis has a special interest in late nineteenth-century to early twentieth-century African-American history in the American south. As a public historian, she interned for the curatorial department of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and the Alexander Black House and Cultural Center. In addition, Alexis interned for the Library of the Marine Corps oral history collection, and Virginia Tech’s Special Collections archive. Her research as an undergraduate focused on African-American history in the American Gulf, particularly the inheritance of various African belief systems, the spread of vodou from Haiti, and its impact on black culture in the gulf. As an intern of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and the Black House and Cultural Center, she inventoried the collection and organized acquisition files and catalogs. With the Alexander Black House, Alexis planned the move of the collection from its multiple locations to the Black House and established the floor plan. Additionally, she has experience with oral history collections with the Library of the Marine Corps. She assisted interviews, cataloged new interviews, and updated the HPRM Vietnam War database. Lastly, Alexis constructed an exhibit on the history of black women students for Virginia Tech’s Special Collections.

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