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Listening Between the Lines welcomes all levels of participation, from tweeting your thoughts to helping design and produce new programs, to developing better discussion tools. Receive the benefits of joining LBL, from free subscription  memberships, to co-authoring major projects. Between Civil War and Civil Rights needs your knowledge, your own family experience and other contributions. Join Us in co-writing and co-producing The Strange Culture of Jim Crow (circa 1877–1897), Cultural Rebirth and Political Reaction (1900 – 1915), and Depression and Hope (1925 – 1940) programs, the Series Introduction: A Work in Progress and Epilogue: Terror and “Race” Today pages; enhancing the documentaries as multimedia learning tools; and in making this website an important part of some of today’s most critical conversations.

  • First you need to create a username and password on the Registration page. NOTE: We enforce strong passwords to protect your information and our website.
  • If you plan to participate regularly to LBL’s productions and work, tell us so on the registration form. Check one or more boxes under Participation Level.
  • You may be invited, based on your submissions, to co-produce major segments or visually-enhanced versions of the programs, contribute to this website’s blog, and/or improve the discussion guides and curriculum materials. Regular contributors may join Listening Between the Lines and be featured on our Team page.

Please review statement of Our Principles on the About Us page.

  • You must be a registered user to upload files to our website.
  • Who may submit blog posts? Users classified by LBL as contributors or collaborators may post entries on our blog.
  • All submissions are subject to review before being published or used by Listening Between the Lines.

Some caveats: good audio documentaries usually make lousy video. So when enhancing Listening Between the Lines’ programs:

  • The narrative core must remain a listening-experience.
  • Visuals must be limited in duration. Blank screens can be good, especially when multi-tasking or exploring the narrative’s subtext.
  • Dramatic re-enactments and invented dialogue are not appropriate; videos should probably be limited to, for example, scene-setting pans of the place where a particular event took place.
  • Hyperlinks to relevant research materials are highly recommended and encouraged.
  • We welcome innovative apps and suggestions.

An example may be found on the Rosewood and “Rosewood” page. It is a video interpretation of the program’s introduction.

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