While considering the French historian Pierre Nora's statement that “modern memory is, above all, archival,” this essay introduces an experimental archive project focused on gathering social-organizing stories of nonconforming black women who began their work in and prior to the 1980s. The archivists, the filmmaker Julia Wallace, and the poet-writer-scholar Alexis Pauline Gumbs, collect stories as they travel across America in a mobile home, committing to what Nora sees as “the obsession with the archive that marks our age.”

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