Arizona State University: Unsung heroes of civil rights movement tell their stories. “Curtis Austin, an associate professor of history in Arizona State University’s School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, believes it’s important that the men and women who served both on the front lines and in the background of the civil rights movement have their stories told. To that goal, Austin, along with Matthew Barr, a professor at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, are collaborating on an oral history and book project titled ‘The Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement.’”
WBOC: ACLU of Delaware Launches Public Archive to Highlight Their Civil Impact on Delaware’s History
WBOC: ACLU of Delaware Launches Public Archive to Highlight Their Civil Impact on Delaware’s History. “The American Civil Liberties Union or ACLU of Delaware has been advocating for civil liberties and civil rights in Delaware since 1961. Earlier this month the organization launched a public archive to preserve records and highlight the ACLU of Delaware’s involvement in the civil rights history of Delaware.”
New-to-Me, from Tulane News: Tulane database brings historic activism to the forefront. “The African Letters Project is a free database that consists of over 5,600 letters written between 1945 to 1994, during the decolonization era in many African countries. [Professor Elisabeth] McMahon’s initial idea for the database was to highlight more African American activists who supported independence movements throughout Africa during that period of history.”
Knight First Amendment Institute: Newly Released Office of Legal Counsel Opinions from 1952-1971 Illuminate Government Policy During Civil Rights Era
Knight First Amendment Institute: Newly Released Office of Legal Counsel Opinions from 1952-1971 Illuminate Government Policy During Civil Rights Era. “The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University today published for the first time a set of Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memos authored between 1952 and 1971 pertaining to desegregation policies and civil rights law.”
Troy Today: Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum seeks to engage visitors with interactive app. “Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum is working to create a mobile app that will engage its visitors, especially young people. The Museum is teaming up with QuantumERA, LLC, an immersive solutions company, to create the ‘Rosa Parks and the Women who Made the Movement’ mobile application, which will feature a virtual Rosa Parks and other unsung figures of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.”
Duke University Libraries: Duke Libraries Partners with the Civil Rights Movement Archive to Sustain Activist Centered History
Duke University Libraries: Duke Libraries Partners with the Civil Rights Movement Archive to Sustain Activist Centered History. “Duke University Libraries is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Civil Rights Movement Archive (CRMA) that designates the Duke Libraries as the stewards who will preserve and sustain the CRMA when the current managers are no longer able to carry the work forward.”
HeinOnline: LGBTQ+ Rights: New Database Added to the Social Justice Suite. “In honor of International Pride Day, we’re proud to present the LGBTQ+ Rights database, the newest addition to the perpetually free Social Justice Suite. This collection consists of materials relating to the gay rights movement in America from 1950 until present day, including an interactive timeline, as well as subject-coded court cases, scholarly articles, books, pamphlets, reports, and more.” I believe the “perpetually-free” refers to institutions and organizations, not individuals.
Keene Sentinel: Newly digitized Daniels archive helps local civil rights hero’s legacy live on. “Civil rights martyr Jonathan Daniels’ name is enshrined in several institutions in Keene, his 1939 birthplace, but only recently have local archivists digitized materials associated with his life — and it’s thanks in part to state moose license plates….Daniels was murdered by a police officer in small-town Hayneville, Ala., on Aug. 20, 1965, while protecting a young Black civil rights activist, Ruby Sales.”
Revisiting and Archiving Civil Rights and Atlanta in the 1960s: Introducing the Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive (Georgia Tech Libraries)
Georgia Tech Libraries: Revisiting and Archiving Civil Rights and Atlanta in the 1960s: Introducing the Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive. “This one-day symposium will formally introduce the Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive, while at the same time exploring the intersection of archives, Atlanta history, and art. The sessions will showcase how communities are preserving their experiences in ways that encourage us to creatively think about the future of archives.” This event does not seem to have a virtual component; I note it here because of the launch of the digital archive.