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University Receives Grant to Establish D.C. Africana Archives Project

The George Washington University has received a 33-month grant totaling almost $496,000 from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to establish the D.C. Africana Archives Project (DCAAP) at Gelman Library.  The DCAAP will document African American and African

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United States Colored TroopsService Records Now Available Online

From the National Archives: The National Archives announced this week it had completed the United States Colored Troops (USCT) Service Records Digitization Project done in partnership with Fold3.  The collection contains nearly four million images of historic documents and includes

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New Federal and State Parks in Maryland Commemorate Life and Legacy of Harriet Ross Tubman

I was a conductor on the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say – I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger (Harriet Tubman, 1896). On March

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Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium Named a National Historic Landmark

From H-New Jersey: The Christie Administration announced that Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium has been named a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.  The stadium is already listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.

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Building a Museum Collection from the Ground Up

Museum collections are so often the product of serendipity and circumstance— accumulated over a long period of time, shaped by curators’ interests, particular exhibition needs, bequests and a myriad of other factors. But what about a museum starting from scratch?

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DVRPC’s African American Heritage Tour Project

From the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission: On Monday, February 25, 5:30-7:45pm, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is hosting an event to highlight its African American Heritage Tour project at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Exhibits will be

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Black History Month in Historic Germantown

From Historic Germantown: The first protest against slavery happened right here in Germantown in 1688, 177 years before the 13th amendment was passed to abolish it. Black History runs deep in our community. From the past to the present we

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Commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  In commemoration, a number of institutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region briefly displayed copies of the hallowed document before whisking them necessarily back to climate controlled safety. However, if you

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Fordham University’s Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans

From The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Fordham University has announced plans to establish the Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans. The project aims to create a national database for burial grounds and cemeteries of enslaved African Americans

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Pennsylvania Abolition SocietyAccepting Applications for 2013 Grants

From the Pennsylvania Abolition Society: The Pennsylvania Abolition Society seeks proposals for its annual grants to its fund established at The Philadelphia Foundation.  Grant applications are due on December 31, 2012.  More information after the break.

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