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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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8:30 am Symposium: Co-Creating Narrative... @ Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Symposium: Co-Creating Narrative... @ Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm
From the National Park Service: The National Park Service and The George Washington University Museum Studies Program have organized a two-day public symposium, Co-Creating Narratives in Public Spaces.  The event for NPS administrators and interpreters, academics, museum professionals, and other humanities professionals,
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all-day Conference: James Logan and the ...
Conference: James Logan and the ...
Sep 18 – Sep 21 all-day
From H-Pennsylvania: The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, The Library Company of Philadelphia, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and Stenton Museum are hosting an international interdisciplinary conference in Philadelphia that reconsiders early Pennsylvania culture in an Atlantic World context. James Logan (1674-1751), Provincial Secretary to the
6:30 pm Recovering 9/11 Roundtable @ St. John’s University Manhattan Campus
Recovering 9/11 Roundtable @ St. John’s University Manhattan Campus
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
From H-AMSTDY: The New York Metro American Studies Association and St. John’s University present Recovering 9/11: A Roundtable DiscussionOrganized around the recent publication of Recovering 9/11 in New York, this roundtable will feature editors Robert Fanuzzi and Michael Wolfe of St. John’s
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all-day CFP: Museums in Action Annual Co... @ Deadline
CFP: Museums in Action Annual Co... @ Deadline
Sep 19 all-day
The planning committee for the Museums in Action Annual Conference has issued a call for proposals. The full call follows.  The conference will be held April 12-14, 2015 in Corning, New York. Sunday’s sessions and workshops will address topics that
9:00 am THATCamp Philly @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
THATCamp Philly @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
From THATCampPhilly: The 4th Annual THATCamp Philly will be held September 19, 2014 at The Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia.  Registration is open, and participants are encouraged to submit unconference proposals. What is THATCamp?  THATCamp, The Humanities And Technology Camp,

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