Ypsilanti (Michigan) District Library Launches Digital Archive of African-American Oral Histories

The Ypsilanti District Library (that’s in Michigan) has launched a new African-American oral history archive. “40 years ago, Historian and EMU Professor A.P. Marshall interviewed dozens of leaders in Ypsilanti’s African American community, seeking to preserve the stories and struggles of a generation who lived through the Great Depression, WWII, and the Civil Rights movement…. The Ypsilanti District Library (YDL), in partnership with the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County (AACHM) and local historians Matt Siegfried and Laura Bien, will spend the next nine months digitizing a priceless collection of oral histories and making them available online…”

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