Los Angeles Sentinel: Lucas Museum Acquires African American Film History Archive ‘SEPARATE CINEMA’. “The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, currently under construction in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, is thrilled to announce its recent acquisition of the Separate Cinema Archive, which documents African American cinema history from 1904 to 2019.”
DigitalNC: New Additions of The Carolinian Added to DigitalNC. “Issues of The Carolinian, from 1962 to 1964, have now been added to DigitalNC thanks to our partner, Olivia Raney Local History Library. The Carolinian is an active newspaper still published out of Raleigh, N.C., covering local, regional, and national stories that impact and interest the African American community at large.”
Sightlines: Years of ‘In Black America’ Radio Series Digitized, Made Public. “Covering a breathtaking swath of the African American experience — education, style, economics, social issues, sports, families, culture, literature, science and politics — ‘In Black America’ has featured interviews with luminaries including writer and photographer Gordon Parks, Sr.; dance pioneer and choreographer Alvin Ailey; the Rev. Jesse Jackson; architect John S. Chase, the first black architect licensed in Texas; poet Nikki Giovanni; and author Maya Angelou.”
Museum Hue has created a map of what it describes as Culturally-specific museums created by people of color in the United States.. A clickable map on top and more detailed listings below. When you first look at the listings underneath you might think, “That’s not so many,” but it’s only a few of the over four dozen museums listed here, from the Somali Museum of Minnesota to the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Nice annotation.
University of Minnesota Duluth: Duluth African American Oral History Project. “The African American Oral History Project includes interviews designed to document particular aspects of Duluth’s history and/or important local institutions, such as the Institute for Afro-American Awareness, the local branch of NAACP, St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, Calvary Baptist Church, and the Juneteenth Celebration committee, as well as document African American life more generally. The interviews were conducted between November 2016 and February 2017.” The archive will be updated over time.
H-Announce: Digitized Field Recordings of Lorenzo Dow Turner. “The project digitized close to 40 hours of field recordings made by African American academic and linguist Lorenzo Dow Turner, known as the ‘Father of Gullah Studies.’ The recordings were made between 1932 and 1952, and cover a variety of geographical locations, from Nigeria and Cameroon to Brazil, as well as locations within the United States, where Turner encountered native speakers of Yoruba, Igbo, Portuguese, English, Creole and Gullah among other languages and various dialects. Turner used these recordings as evidence to trace the linguistic and cultural connections between West Africa and the Americas.”
Blavity: There Is Now A Database Documenting The Stories Of More Than 160 Black Women Radicals Thanks To This Howard University Student. “With a desire to bring Black women and nonbinary activists out of the heavy depths of forgotten history, [Jaimee] Swift founded Black Women Radicals, an organization that shines a light on past and present leadership across the African diaspora. After over a year of dedicated research, Swift did a soft launch in October.”