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Archiving D.C.

More than 125 collections on Washington, D.C's African-American history will be archived under one database, thanks to collaboration between six institutions, including Howard University's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. The project, called the D.C. Africana Archives Project, will chronicle Black life in the District from slavery to the city's current political scene. George Washington University received nearly $500,000 in grant funds from the Council on Library and Information Resources to catalogue the thousands of documents, videos, audio and photographs its partners will contribute to the initiative. Besides Moorland-Spingarn, contributors include the District of Columbia archives, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., the National Museum of American History and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
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Title Annotation:spectrum; African-American history
Publication:Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U5DC
Date:Feb 27, 2014
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