Indepent Lens Presents: Black Memorabilia as reported by kYmizsoftly, Art Library Deco

View: Black Memorabilia Documentary

by kYmizsofly

From Independent Lends (PBS):

Credit: PBS’ Black Memorabilia

Independent Lens Presents: Black Memorabilia

Season 20 Episode 10 | 55m 40s

The odd and unexpected places where collectibles from America’s troubled racial history are made, bought, sold, and reclaimed.

Aired: 02/04/19 | Expires: 03/07/19 | Rating: NR | Video has closed captioning.

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“The March” – A Digital Exhibition: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Check out The March (, a new digital exhibition about James Blue’s documentary film on the 1963 March on Washington. Explore the film’s history and meaning through archival documents, interviews, Oval Office recordings, and more.

James Blue was commissioned by the United States Information Agency to make a film about the March on Washington that would share that momentous event with the world. Expected to produce a work of upbeat propaganda, Blue instead created something much richer and more complex, showing racism confronted by anti-racism, and conflict balanced by collaboration. The film’s release sparked a political controversy that threatened to derail the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. President Lyndon Johnson reached a compromise with angry senators: the Civil Rights Act would move ahead, but Blue’s film would not be screened in the US until decades later.

The exhibition was led by Professor David A. Frank and co-sponsored by University of Oregon Libraries and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Franny Gaede
Head, Digital Scholarship Services
University of Oregon Libraries
Knight Library 143
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Register for Free Webinar for February 5, 2019 : Revealing Hidden Collections: The Our Story Digitization Project -Atlanta University

Revealing Hidden Collections:

The Our Story Digitization Project at the Atlanta University Center

The Mechanics- Part 2



 Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2:00-3:00 pm EST

 Cost:  FREE to all


Aletha Moore, Digitization Project Manager, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Chelly Tavss, Digitization Project Manager, Digital Library of Georgia

Christine Wiseman, Head Digital Services, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

 To join:

 Description:  Beginning in 2017, Our Story is a two and a half year collaborative mass digitization project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources.  Partners include the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (AUC Woodruff Library), Morehouse College, Spelman College Archives and the Digital Library of Georgia.  Through digital reformatting and a portal of publically accessible collections, this project intends to broaden access to historic publications, periodicals, theses and dissertations and photographs documenting the history of the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  

 This session– part two in a series of three –will provide attendees with a deeper dive into the mechanics of implementing a complex project with multiple partners.  Topics include writing the proposal, vendor selection, preparing collections for digitization, metadata creation, designing workflows and making the collections accessible.  Speakers will focus on lessons learned and project management strategies that should be applicable to similar initiatives.  The third webinar will focus on strategies for outreach, dissemination and incorporating content into curriculum.  View the recording of the first webinar here.  

 This project is made possible with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).  The webinar series is co-sponsored by the HBCU Library Alliance, the Digital Library of Georgia and the AUC Woodruff Library.








Christine Wiseman
Head, Digital Services Department

Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

111 James P. Brawley Drive, SW

Atlanta, GA  30314

404-978-2038 (v)




We will always provide service that exceeds the customer’s expectation… Because we care!

Recruitment for the Black Book Interactive: Extending the Reach, Scholars program

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the BBIP-ER (Black Book Interactive Project: Extending the Reach) Scholars Program applications are finally up on our website. Thanks to the ACLS Grant we received in 2018, we are trying to recruit scholars, teachers, library/museum professionals, and independent scholars to contribute to our project of building a workable archive of African American Novels using their own ideas and personalized projects as stepping stones. These projects will be an investigation into some aspect of African American literature utilizing the BBIP-ER database and interface.  Successful applicants will be paid a stipend of $2,275 and will have access to an in-house DH consultant (including some of you) to guide them.  

It would be immensely helpful if you could spread the word, and forward the link and the flier that we are attaching with this mail to your various networks. The deadline for application submissions is January 22, 2019.  Further information is available once you click on the provided links.

Here is the link to our page:

Here is the link to the application:

Arnab Chakraborty

PhD Student, Department of English

Project Manager, The Black Book Interactive Project

University of Kansas


The HistoryMakers – the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive – invites applications for one of three sets of fellowships – Academic ResearchDigital Humanities, and Creative Study – created from funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for the period of Summer 2019 (April–September 2019)Applicant’s work must come out of their use of, and/or be inspired by, content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Submission is open to both faculty and students, please see the attached descriptions for further details.

Winning applicants will work on projects over the summer of 2019, and finished products will be featured on The HistoryMakers website. They will also compete for inclusion in The HistoryMakers 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Library of Congress (November 6-7, 2020).

Academic Research – (4) $7,500 Awards

The HistoryMakers Academic Research Fellowship awards will be awarded to faculty or graduate students pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients will produce articles, websites, blogs, digital materials, lesson plans and syllabi, conference presentations/papers, and/or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Award funds are meant to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; and provide funding for research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

 Submit applications online at:

Digital Humanities – (2) $5,000 Awards

The HistoryMakers Digital Humanities Fellowship awards will be awarded to digital humanities scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression, analysis, and/or digital publication. Projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools, and should incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways to address issues in African American history, the digital humanities, or general humanities, as well as an active distribution plan. Stand-alone databases and other projects that lack an interpretive argument are not eligible. Award funds are meant to provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

Submit applications online at:


Creative Study – (2) $5,000 Awards

The HistoryMakers Creative Study Fellowship awards will be awarded to composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists working in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction), performance (theatrical productions, documentaries, monologues) and poetry, to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.


Submit applications online at:


See the attached for full eligibility requirements and application procedures.


For any inquiries, please contact




Dionti Davis

Special Assistant to the President

The HistoryMakers

1900 S. Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL 60616

(312) 674-1900 | (312) 674-1915 (fax)



Happy New Year: Start the Academic Year with a Free Webinar! – Register Today

Spiritually Thinking: Books for the Mind, Body and Soul
Tuesday, January 15, 2018
3-4 PM ET, 12-1 PM PT

As the new year begins, we often find readers seeking introspection and re-examining their purpose and journey through life. Join us for a truly inspiring webcast and learn about plenty of upcoming releases covering everything from creative mindfulness and stress management, to thoughtful after-death rituals, the science of synchronicity, and understanding addiction and recovery.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Patrick Hughes, Sales and Marketing Manager, Central Recovery Press

Monique M. Muhlenkamp, Publicity Director, New World Library

Maria Akhter, Associate Publicist, North Atlantic Books

Bevin Donahue, Marketing and Publicity Manager, North Atlantic Books

Julia Sadowski, Publicist, North Atlantic Books


Sandra Collins, PhD, Professor of Sacred Scripture and Director of Information Services, Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Ss. Cyril and Methodius


Can’t make it January 15th? No problem!
Register now and we will email you when the webcast is available for on-demand viewing.

LGAND: Latinx Graduate Association at Notre Dame Fundraising Event for Navari Clinic-Hesburgh Library Concourse: 11-15-2018

LGAND, the Latinx Graduate Association at Notre Dame, is asking for book donations for our fundraiser event on November 15th.

Last year, LGAND created a campus-wide campaign to raise funds for those affected by natural disasters in the Caribbean and in Mexico. This year, we would like to continue our community outreach efforts to sponsor a local Latinx organization: The Navari Student Outreach Clinic.

The Navari Clinic is run completely by students and physicians volunteers. Their mission is to provide basic health care to uninsured and under served members of South Bend, Indiana; which includes a big number of people with a Hispanic/Latinx background, as well as African American patients.

They offer Spanish speaking interpreters when needed. The patients are never charged, and they are provided with free medication when available. It runs solely on community grants and donations.

In order to raise funds for this organization, LGAND will have a Book and Bake Sale on November 15, 2018 in the Hesburgh Library Concourse.

We would really appreciate it if you could spread the word about this event when the time arrives. Our most urgent need right now, however, is collecting book donations to sell. We would be eternally grateful if you could help us by forwarding this message to everyone in your department and respective mailing list.

If anyone in your organization/mailing list is interested in donating books for our event, they can contact our Officers through We thank you in advance for supporting our organization and our mission here at Notre Dame!

Kindest regards,

Latinx Graduate Association at Notre Dame
President: Laura M. Ortiz Mercado (
Vice-President: Raquel Montañez González (
Treasurer: Wendy Alvarez Barrios (
Social-Media Chair: Mayra Alejandra Cano (

Notre Dame: Center for Social Sciences Research (CSSR) Help Desk-FYI

The Center for Social Sciences Research (CSSR) has a statistics help desk service.

The CSSR Statistics Help Desk is available to all Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students seeking technical and methodological research assistance. Our statistical consultants provide support and guidance on the statistical application of projects from the social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

See the CSSR’s website for more information:

Dear Faculty & Students at the University of Notre Dame:
We are reaching again out to invite you in hopes of creating a collective celebration of radical Black Love!  The main event will be a Frederick Douglass Day Read-A-Thon to take place on his birthday, February 14, 2019. Our event will also be part of the year-long commemorations marking 400 years since the first documented arrival of Africans who came to English America (
Unlike more traditional read-a-thons that serve as contests, this one will involve people reading among themselves (like a book club or a class) AS WELL AS joining our “main event” happening in Philadelphia, via Live Stream.
We hope that Faculty & Students in partnership with your Africana Studies Librarian will have the opportunity to join the live-stream of the program, which will include a live performance of Douglass’ speech. It does not matter where your group is located. You can join us from anywhere! And if you’re up for it, your reading group can also call in to be on the live stream. This will be both a learning event and a party!
The two required readings for our Read-A-Thon will be:
Title: Address to the National Convention of Colored Men, Louisville Kentucky
Author:  Frederick Douglass
Published: September 24, 1883
Title: Anna Murray Douglass, My Mother As I Recall Her 
Author:  Rosetta Douglass Sprague (daughter of Anna and Frederick)
Published: May 10, 1900
Groups can join us online first and then leave the virtual space for their own reading/discussion activity.  For this part of the event, a short excerpt from Douglass’ Address, or the essay by Sprague, could be read by the group and discussed. We will provide prompts to get the discussion going. The online portion that will happen earlier will provide the historical background needed for the discussions that will be done  by the various groups.  
If your networks include groups you think would be interested in participating, please share this information and tell them to  to contact me.
Best, Curtis Small
On behalf of the Colored Conventions Project team
Curtis Small, Jr. (he/him/his)

Senior Assistant Librarian Coordinator, Public Services

Special Collections Department
University of Delaware Library
181 South College Avenue
Newark, Delaware 19717

Phone: 302-831-6518
Fax: 302-831-1046