UVA Library to Enhance National Digital Archive of African-American Leaders

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:00 -- mes3xg


The videotaped oral histories of African-American luminaries in a range of professions, including the late Julian Bond, Harry Belafonte, Rita Dove, Marion Wright Edelman, John Lewis, George Keith Martin, Ralph Sampson, former President Barack Obama and almost 1,800 more voices, can be heard through “The HistoryMakers,” the nation’s largest such archive. The University of Virginia Library recently announced it will collaborate with The HistoryMakers and Carnegie Mellon University to enhance the nonprofit organization’s digital archive, making it more accessible to ensure it becomes a top research tool in academic communities. The work is made possible with a two-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to UVA. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)