Cornell Chronicle: Mellon grants $1M to deepen and improve Freedom on the Move

Cornell Chronicle: Mellon grants $1M to deepen and improve Freedom on the Move. “A grant of more than $1 million from the Mellon Foundation will support improvements to the content and functionality of Freedom on the Move (FOTM), a collective digital history project based at Cornell, as well as fostering a research community around the collection. Through FOTM, Cornell is partnering with multiple institutions, including Howard University’s Department of History, to build a free and open archive of all existing ‘runaway slave’ advertisements published in North American newspapers in the 18th and 19th centuries, estimated between 100,000 and 200,000 total. The collection currently contains about 32,500.”

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