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CCDI Interns Explore the Power and Possibilities of Words with the Mary Church Terrell Papers

Posted by: Brian Foo

In the fall of 2023, Ide Amari Thompson and Madeline Toombs participated in the Archives, History and Heritage Advanced Internship Program (AHHA) as interns with the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) team. During their 10-week remote internship, they explored how transcript data of the Library’s Mary Church Terrell Papers could enable new forms of storytelling …

A promotional graphic including photos to represent the projects of the the 2024 CCDI Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums awardees, Trustees of Indiana University, Angelo State University, University of Houston-Downtown, Hoboken Public Library, Friends of Tijeras Pueblo, and DC Public Library.

Meet the 2024 Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums Recipients

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

Angelo State University, Trustees of Indiana University, and University of Houston-Downtown are the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative's 2024 Higher Education award recipients. DC Public Library, Hoboken Public Library, and Friends of Tijeras Pueblo are the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative's 2024 Libraries, Archives, Museums award recipients.

Jourdan Brunson and Tameshia Rudd-Ridge, founders of kinkofa, researching at Dallas Municipal Archives for the 'If Tenth Street Could Talk' project.

Catching up with Community Collections Grant Recipients: If Tenth Street Could Talk with Tameshia Rudd-Ridge and Jourdan Brunson

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

This post is an interview with Tameshia Rudd-Ridge and Jourdan Brunson of the Dallas, Texas Community Collections Grant project, If Tenth Street Could Talk, as part of the Library's Of the People blog series featuring awardees of the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grant program.

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CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Majestie Varnado, “Heavy is the Hair: Evolution of African Hair in America from the 17th c. to the 20th c.”

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

In this guest post, Majestie Varnado, a Summer 2023 Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellow, describes her project, "Heavy is the Hair: Evolution of African Hair in America from the 17th c. to the 20th c."

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CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Victoria Dey, “The Process or The Product: Finding Balance with Institutional Deliverables”

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

In this guest post, Victoria Dey, a Summer 2023 Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellow, describes her project, "Guide for Institutional Work With Underrepresented Community Members/Partners."

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CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Samiah Sudler-Brooks, “The Journey to Our Rights: African American Activism from the 1900s-Present Day”

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

In this guest post, Samiah Sudler-Brooks, a Summer 2023 Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellow, describes her project, "The Journey to Our Rights: African American Activism from the 1900s-Present Day."