This blog post recognizes the difficulties of teaching and learning remotely in the COVID-19 pandemic. The article notes the additional emotional and medical stress imposed by the pandemic on students and teachers. Under these conditions, it seeks to revive student engagement and teachers’ inspiration. The article turns to Slave Voyages Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database as an resource that provides educational material to spark student discussion and creativity. It highlights the importance of interactive exhibits and large datasets to help students understand how to “humanize big data” as well as reckon with traumatic moments from history.