Planet Princeton

Skillman resident creates app to help people find African American historic sites

Kevin Burkman has created a new app to help people find out information about African American historic sites, museums, and more.

Burkman, a geographic information analyst who lives in Skillman and serves as a trustee for the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, developed the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum’s mapping application to increase public awareness of the role of African Americans in U.S. culture and history.

He was recently awarded second place for the best web mapping application in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s 2018 mapping contest for his efforts.

Nearly 300 hundred sites have been verified for the app, mostly along the Interstate 95 corridor from Portland, Maine to Richmond, Virginia. Dozens of websites from organizations and government agencies were used to gather the data. The sites have been organized into major categories, including historic sites, cemeteries and churches, museums, memorials, monuments, and sites of cultural and academic importance.

For more information or to use the interactive map, visit www.sourland.org/ssaam.

image_print

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

Events Calendar

« October 2018 » loading...
M T W T F S S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Thu 18

Infant – Toddler Class

September 21 @ 10:00 am - December 21 @ 12:00 pm
Thu 18

Trenton Art Puzzle

October 5 @ 11:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Thu 18

Author Sue Hallgarth Visits the Princeton Public Library

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - December 4 @ 8:30 pm
Thu 18

House of VIS Exhibition

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 18

Princeton Farmers’ Market

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 18

Sustainable Princeton at Farmer’s Market

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 18

Capital City Farmers Market

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 18

Mercer County Community ID Card Program

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu 18

89th annual Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu 18

Community: By Donation Yoga Classes

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu 18

Girls Code

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu 18

Trenton Water Works Forum

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Events Calendar

« October 2018 » loading...
M T W T F S S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4