Niek Schilperoord is an intern at the RIAS from October – December 2022. He is currently a BA History student at Leiden University, with a specialization in American History. After getting his BA degree, he would like to pursue the MA North American Studies. His interests revolve around the history of slavery in the US, Jim Crow, redlining & urban renewal, and the role of visual imagery in the advancement of civil rights.