DigitalNC: 2006 Issues of The Charlotte Post Online Now

DigitalNC: 2006 Issues of The Charlotte Post Online Now. “Known as ‘The Voice of the Black Community,’ The Charlotte Post not only delivers relevant national and global news, but focuses on black topics in and around the Charlotte, N.C. area. Creating space to vocalize achievements from the community, such as printing an entire supplement showcasing the black high school graduates of Mecklenburg County, as well as navigating issues normally left untold by U.S. news outlets, such as mental illness in the black community and the racial income gap, The Charlotte Post fills in an inequality information gap for all to benefit from.”

The Harvard Crimson: Graduate School of Education Begins Black Teacher Archives Project

The Harvard Crimson: Graduate School of Education Begins Black Teacher Archives Project. “The Black Teacher Archives, a research project archiving content about the history of African American education, was recently launched at the Graduate School of Education. Funded by a $610,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, the Black Teacher Archives seeks to ‘lay the groundwork for a dynamic digital archive to rejuvenate academic scholarship in the field of African American educational history,’ according to its grant proposal.”

Texas Monthly: 14 Resources for Teaching Your Kids About Racial Injustice

Texas Monthly: 14 Resources for Teaching Your Kids About Racial Injustice. “We’ve talked about racism and the history of violence against African Americans that extends to this day, and their teachers have led discussions on tolerance, fairness, and inclusiveness. Still, as the questions keep coming along with a need for more understanding, I turned to the minds behind the state’s African American Studies high school elective, which was based on an initiative conceived by board member Aicha Davis and piloted in Dallas schools last school year. This past fall, when the Texas State Board of Education was considering implementing the class, students testified to the course’s benefits. Not only did it help them understand more about African American history, they said, it helped them understand the ways that historical events led to oppression today—and think about ways they can promote justice.”

OneZero: The Digital Archives of the Oldest Black Newspaper in America Show a Long Struggle for Justice

OneZero: The Digital Archives of the Oldest Black Newspaper in America Show a Long Struggle for Justice. “I first encountered the Afro’s collection while working on an oral history project in East Baltimore. I tagged along with a colleague and visited the Afro’s archive, looking for a historical photo of the neighborhood I was studying. What I found there blew me away. In a meandering series of rooms filling the back portion of a nondescript building on Baltimore’s North Charles Street sat thousands upon thousands of boxes, floor to ceiling, filled with 8×10 photographs. History literally spilled from these boxes, with photos covering tables, desks, even walls. You could open a box and find original photos of Aretha Franklin, a 1930s wedding, or a protest — basically any event, large or small, personal or national, of the past century. As a techie (and especially one in 2010), my first thought was, ‘This has to be digital.'” This is a really long, but really good, read.

Forbes: The American Black Film Festival Goes Online This Year

Forbes: The American Black Film Festival Goes Online This Year. “The American Black Film Festival will be taking place online only this year. The festival, overseen by ABFF Ventures LLC, has been running in person for the last 24 years. The annual fest usually draws 7,000 to 10,000 people to Miami Beach, but this year due to social distancing concerns and the coronavirus, the festival will take place on August 21-30, 2020… While it will be online only, the schedule will still boast studio premieres, conversation, panels, business of entertainment seminars and virtual networking events. ”

Cornell Chronicle: Freedom on the Move digital archive adds K-12 lessons

Cornell Chronicle: Freedom on the Move digital archive adds K-12 lessons. “The Freedom on the Move project, an online collection devoted to fugitives from slavery in 19th century North America, has developed a series of lesson plans to make its crowdsourced database accessible to K-12 teachers and their students.”

Smithsonian: National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases “Talking About Race” Web Portal

Smithsonian: National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases “Talking About Race” Web Portal. “The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture today launched Talking About Race, a new online portal designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture.”

The Next Web: The Criterion Channel removes paywall on classic black cinema in support of Black Lives Matter

The Next Web: The Criterion Channel removes paywall on classic black cinema in support of Black Lives Matter . “The Criterion Channel, one of the lesser-known streaming services, this week removed the paywall on several important movies from black filmmakers, allowing anyone to watch them for free. It also expressed its support of the Black Lives Matter and its commitment to financial support of civil rights organizations.”

NBC12: Digital map provides access to historic African-American cemetery online

NBC12: Digital map provides access to historic African-American cemetery online. “A digital map will be providing online access to East End Cemetery, a historic African-American burial ground in Henrico. Built by the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, Department of Geography and the Environment, and Spatial Analysis Lab, the map features drone-captured imagery and GPS data points collected by hundreds of students and volunteers organized by the Friends of East End.”

Pasadena Now: Pasadena Museum of History’s Black History Collection Is Now Available Online

Pasadena Now: Pasadena Museum of History’s Black History Collection Is Now Available Online. “The overall project involves digitization of approximately 17,000 items, including paper materials, historic photographs, video recordings, and other unique items from collections held by six community archives in the L.A. as Subject research alliance. The project will add to the visibility of collections that document underrepresented community histories.”

Dayton Daily News: UD project to digitally preserve Paul Laurence Dunbar’s legacy

Dayton Daily News: UD project to digitally preserve Paul Laurence Dunbar’s legacy. “The legacy of Dayton native Paul Laurence Dunbar will be forever preserved in a digital archive thanks to a nearly $100,000 grant awarded to the University of Dayton. On April 7, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded UD a three-year $99,992 implementation grant to develop interdisciplinary courses and create a digital archive to help preserve the legacy of Dunbar, one of the first influential black poets in American literature.”

DigitalNC: Additional issues of Raleigh’s The Carolinian Newspaper from the Civil Rights Era now Online

DigitalNC: Additional issues of Raleigh’s The Carolinian Newspaper from the Civil Rights Era now Online . “The newest issues to DigitalNC of one of Raleigh’s African American newspapers, The Carolinian, cover the most turbulent years of the Civil Rights Era. Recently added are issues from 1959-1962, 1965-1972. These join issues from 1945-1958, 1963-1964, which are already available on our site.”

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Irma Mcclaurin Wins Grant for Development of Black Feminist Archive in Special Collections and University Archives

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Irma Mcclaurin Wins Grant for Development of Black Feminist Archive in Special Collections and University Archives. “Irma McClaurin, who earned her Ph.D. and MFA from UMass Amherst, was recently awarded a $15,000 Historical Archives Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. The funds are for the continuing development of the Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), in the UMass Amherst Libraries.”

New York Times: Six Decades After the Banana Boat, Harry Belafonte’s Archive Sails Home

New York Times: Six Decades After the Banana Boat, Harry Belafonte’s Archive Sails Home. “The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library, has acquired Mr. Belafonte’s personal archive — a vast maze of photographs, recordings, films, letters, artwork, clipping albums and other materials. It illuminates not just his career as an musician and actor, but as an activist and connector who seemed to know everyone, from Paul Robeson and Marlon Brando to Martin Luther King Jr., the Kennedys and Nelson Mandela.”

Getty Blog: Consortium Forms Advisory Council, Announces Plans to Preserve Historic Ebony and Jet Photographic Archive

Getty Blog: Consortium Forms Advisory Council, Announces Plans to Preserve Historic Ebony and Jet Photographic Archive. “The nonprofit consortium that acquired the archive of Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Ebony, Jet and other iconic publications, today announced an Advisory Council that will inform the preservation and future use of the historic photographic collection to ensure the archive is made available for broad public use. The archive includes 3.35 million negatives and slides, 983,000 photographs, 166,000 contact sheets, and 9,000 audio and visual recordings, comprising the most significant collection illustrating African American life in the 20th century.”