NMAAHC/HBCU History and Culture Access Consortium
We are very proud to announce that the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media will be playing a lead role in the HBCU History and Culture Access Consortium announced today. The Consortium brings together the National Museum of African American History and Culture and five Historically Black Colleges and Universities with the goal of making public the riches of the special collections and archives at these five institutions: Tuskegee University, Clark Atlanta University, Jackson State University, Florida A&M University, Texas Southern University.
In addition to building the digital infrastructure for the project, we will work with our HBCU partners to identify those items in their special collections and archives they want to highlight on their websites and to think through how they want those websites to reflect their institutional missions and values. Finally, we will help train professionals and students at the partner universities in digital humanities methods so that they can expand the community of practice they create during this effort. We are thrilled to be part of such an exciting and important group of institutions. As Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch said during the project launch today, this project will be, “A model for what positive change looks like.” We couldn’t be more proud to be a part of that change.