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How Bad are Charter Schools?

John Oliver’s rant –

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2016 in American Genocide, The Post-Racial Life

 

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Digital Image Collection HBCU History

African American History Digital Library Launches

The HBCU Library Alliance

The HBCU Library Alliance

A two-year project to assemble a digital online collection that will capture the rich cultural history and educational legacy of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) was recently launched to promotes access to previously unknown artifacts that have helped to preserve the cultural heritage of these institutions that were founded in the midst of struggle with a special mission to education former slaves and free Blacks.

This unique collection of more than 7,000 images exemplifies the HBCUs as cultural, social and political institutions that have contributed to the historic legacy in the education of Black Americans from the early 1800s until today. The project aims to foster research and teaching opportunities for scholars and professors in the fields of African American Studies, the American South, American Democracy, cultural pluralism and other related academic disciplines.

The project is the first collaborative effort of the HBCU Library Alliance, which includes 89 four-year and 14 two-year institutions in 22 states. More than a dozen members have contributed to the collection so far, including Grambling State University and Southern University A&M College in Louisiana, Bennett College and St. Augustine’s College in North Carolina, as well as Paine College and Atlanta University Center in Georgia.

The collection, which features photographs, university correspondence, manuscripts, images of campus buildings, alumni letters, memorabilia and programs from campus events, can be viewed by Participating Institutions or searched by all collections. Many of the works are unique and priceless, often in brittle condition that will eventually be lost if not preserved…

Hat Tip to NewsOne for reporting this. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2009 in Black History

 

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