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CCDI Awardee DC Public Library uses Library collections to preserve stories of DC’s Ethiopian communities

Posted by: Isabel Brador

DC Public Library (DCPL) is one of CCDI’s 2024 Libraries, Archives, and Museums awardees. The team began their project in December 2023 and will be presenting about their work at CCDI’s upcoming Summer Fuse 2024 event in Washington, D.C.   DCPL is receiving $68,154.48 for their project, “Documenting the Ethiopian Communities of DC”. Through their project they …

CCDI Awardee Indiana University Collaborates with Indigenous Artists to Prioritize Indigenous Perspectives  

Posted by: Isabel Brador

Indiana University, one of CCDI’s 2024 Higher Education awardees, is receiving $68,154.48 for their project, “Connecting Collections: Indigenous Identities in Edward Curtis and Joseph Dixon Materials.” The team began their project in December 2023 and will be presenting their work at CCDI’s upcoming Summer Fuse 2024 event in Washington, D.C. Through their project they will work …

CCDI Awardee University of Houston-Downtown Creates StoryMaps to Delve into Afro-Latino History

Posted by: Isabel Brador

University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is one of CCDI’s 2024 Higher Education awardees. The team began their project in December 2023 and will be presenting at the CCDI’s upcoming Summer Fuse 2024 event in Washington, D.C. UHD is receiving $69,084.67 for their project, “Discovering Afro-Latino Heritage: A Reflective StoryMap Project to Enhance Student Belongingness and Learning.” Through …

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Catching-up with Community Collections Grant Recipients: Documenting Goombay and Little Bahamas of Coconut Grove, Miami

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

This is a guest post by Aarti Mehta-Kroll, co-leader of the 2024 American Folklife Center Community Collections Grant project, Documenting Goombay and Little Bahamas of Coconut Grove. This post is part of the Library of Congress Of the People blog series featuring awardees of the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grants program.

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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 …