February 16, 2022
Happy Wednesday! We hope everyone is having a great week so far. Here is the latest news in the digital history world.
1. The Pursuit of Civil Rights at East Carolina: The university archives at East Carolina University recently published a new digital history project titled “The Pursuit of Civil Rights at East Carolina: A Timeline.” The timeline has been a few years in the making and aims to “inspire others to speak out about injustices and spark change.” You can view the project here.
2. Archive of Indigenous Americans Enslaved: The Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant to Estevan Rael-Gálvez and his digital history project “Native Bound-Unbound: Archive of Indigenous Americans Enslaved.” The project aims to educate people on the history of forced Native American labor and “to gather data, records, and stories, and in time, to transform that content into digital exhibitions, chronologies, and new types of cartographies into a single, public website.” Find out more about the initiative here.
3. Digital Information Gateway in El Paso: The El Paso Museum of History is celebrating seven years of their digital history initiative with a series of programs and events to teach the city’s residents about “the importance of archiving, sharing, and preserving personal histories.” The digital platform and exhibit showcases photos an archive collected from the local community of El Paso. Explore the exhibit here.
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Thanks for reading,
The DHL Team (Ash, Cameron, Madeleine, & Craig)