Radio Haiti Archives to arrive at Duke University

News: “The Human Rights Archive at Duke University’s Rubenstein Library and the estate of broadcaster Jean Dominique have announced a partnership to preserve the broadcast archives of the journalist’s iconic Radio Haiti station.  From the 1960s to 2002, Radio Haiti was that country’s first independent radio station, promoting democratic freedoms, speaking out against human rights […]

Who cares about what you are doing in history & culture?

  Here Seth Godin talks about “How to get your ideas to spread” in a TED talk.  If you are working in the history & culture sphere – contact me and let me know how you think it applies or how can it apply to your organization/business?        

It is the little things…

Student’s Film to Screen at Cannes I just saw this article about a former student and filmmaker Sonya Dunn.  She gave me a shout out and it made my day so I thought I would share it!  

Rev. CT Vivian’s archives find a home

Emory University Acquires the Papers of a Civil Rights Hero The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory University has acquired a collection of papers from the Rev. C.T. Vivian and his wife Octavia Geans Vivian, who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Mrs. Vivian, who died […]

Fire Alert – The perils of archives

In Buenos Aires a fire destroyed an archive of corporate and banking industry documents and took the life of nine first responders.ay. The fire at the Iron Mountain warehouse took hours to control and at least half of the sprawling building was ruined despite the efforts of at least 10 squads of firefighters. Read more […]

A peek into Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives

The Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives was featured in the January 26, 2014 edition of Washington Post Magazine.  ‘Closer Inspection’ by Kris Coronado examines several artifacts in our collection documenting DC Public School History and features remarks from Museum Director, Kimberly Springle and the Museum’s Resident Historian, Kenneth Stuckey.

Living culture

It is Hollywood award season so the red carpet is getting a work out. An amazing actress named Lupita Nyong’o is leading the pack in so many ways. I admire how she has approached her meteoric rise to stardom – including teaching us how to pronounce her name. She is requiring us to honor culture […]

Historic Post Offices are up for sale…maybe

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress-wants-delay-in-selling-of-historic-post-offices-until-federal-report-is-completed/2014/01/20/52c5c50c-7f07-11e3-93c1-0e888170b723_story.html

Happy 85th Birthday!

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Heritage Ambassadors

Are you 20 – 27 years old and interested in learning more about cultural heritage? Join our new program to learn and share important history lessons in your community.   If you are interested, pls email us at HeritageAmb@yahoo.com Describe yourself and why you want to be a Heritage Ambassador.   Make history every day! […]