Help Archive Black American History

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Your DGB for today is to check out the Community Curation Program provided by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The Community Curation Program is a free outreach program for Black families that helps archive and preserve pictures and videos in digital form. They also plan to showcase some of the images in an upcoming exhibit, to “recognize the importance of these vernacular, homemade images, this folk cinema, as an alternate history to the kinds of history that the mass media tells,” said museum media archivist, Walter Forsberg.

You can read more about the plans for the program here: https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/initiatives/family-history-center/community-curation-program and check out some of the images that have already been digitized and archived. You can also donate to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and keep amazing programs like this running.