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Eenie Meenie Miney Mose

Eenie Meenie Miney Mose is an online exhibit that explores race and hidden details in Richard Outcault’s Pore Lil Mose comic strip (1900-1902). An additional physical curated exhibit was previously held in the John C. Hitt Library at the University of Central Florida. Eenie Meenie Miney Mose was curated by Amanda Hill, Mark Kretzschmar, David Morton, and Sara Raffel. The method of curation was inspired by Robert Ray’s 2008 book, The ABCs of Classic Hollywood in which he finds hidden details in classic films as a way of considering unexplored meanings within the films.


The curators of this exhibit pinpointed details on five Pore Lil Mose comics found in the Carol Mundy Collection held at the John C. Hitt Library as a way to promote discussion about political and challenging topics of race and ephemera. 


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  • Hill, Amanda, Mark Kretzschmar, David Morton and Sara Raffel. "'Eenie Meenie Miney Mose’: Using Experimental Citizen Curating to Engage Visitors with Racial Ephemera.” Florida Studies, 2018.

  • Hill, Amanda, Mark Kretzschmar, David Morton, and Sara Raffel. “Methods of Citizen Curation: A Case Study for the Exhibit Eenie Meenie Miney Mose.’” Florida College English Association Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, 2015.

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