FSU prof creates Marathon bombings history site

Historians in the News
tags: digital history, Boston Marathon bombing

FITCHBURG — Katherine R. Jewell was at the scene of a historical event in Boston this April, the Boston Marathon bombings. She learned and understands now that memories can be distorted, because of emotions and the chaos that ensued.

She is an associate professor of 20th-century American history at Fitchburg State University.

"This was an important moment for me. I am a runner, have done half-marathons, and it's been a big goal for me to run the marathon. A friend of mine was running in the marathon, and my son, who was 3 years old at the time, was just getting interested in what I do, so we went to Natick with a sign to see the elite runners," said Ms. Jewell....

The mapping and storytelling project is online at http://crowdsourcedhistory.wordpress.com/ and seeks input....

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