“Obama has been a game-changer from the beginning. If you see the presidential libraries of current living presidents, you’ll see how those centers have evolved. … Going digital is a natural progression of lessons learned from those entities.” ~Adrena Ifill This is a quote from a great discussion that I had with Chicago Tribune reporter […]
In Tallahassee, FL – Four landmarks of African American history are in need of preservation. The National Association for the Preservation of African-American History and Culture (NAPAAHC) recently released a list of threatened properties that serve as important landmarks of African American history. Check out this story on fsunews.com
While on the treadmill I started listening to this series and was transfixed….such that a 30 min workout was too short ! “This Radio 4 series covers a huge span of black British theatre, TV and film – from Ira Aldridge to Steve McQueen, and Nina Baden-Semper to Bola Agbaje – it’s a great […]
I was not able to attend this memorable event but appreciated reading President Obama’s remarks. As we are in the holiday season, I wonder how folks acknowledged the occasion in 1865.
What an honor to receive this award from the Society of American Archivists! Read more here
I love it when content looks at history in the present tense. Check out Michel Martin of NPR‘s story on enslaved chef James Hemings’ of Monticello revived in the modern times… Behind The Founding Foodie, A French-Trained Chef Bound By Slavery
1915 marked the start of the venerable Association as the established call it and the emerging say ASALH. The mission of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community To read more […]
DoubleBack has the pleasure of producing a video promo for a history-inspired development in Northern Virginia. Targeting millennials who wanted smart yet affordable apartment living, the developers built a property that reflected the values and style of the famous Shelby car. What a fun project – take a look!
People usually ask me if I am archivist – I say no I am an archival advocate. Also know as – some of my closest friends are archivists! Click here to take a peek into what they do all day.
Recently, I worked with an organization that was doing a spring cleaning. In the course of the exercise, I discovered that some files slated for trash were indeed important archives. Mon Dieu!! Like the old saying goes – one person’s trash is another’s treasure! Take note – I caution organizations to approach spring cleaning with […]
If you are like me, I often look back and old photographs and wonder – now, who was that in the red hat that I was talking to a 1999 Memorial Day picnic?! I suggest using a soft pencil and writing on the back of the old photos to capture that information. For digital photos […]