Black History 2.0: Key Digital Archives Made Available
Harlem's Schomburg, Lomax collection emerge for Feb. 1
Key historical narratives and teaching tools highlighting the black American experience are getting a digital makeover -- just in time for Black History Month.
The Schomburg Museum for Research in Black Culture will on Wednesday “join thousands of schools, libraries, and education institutions nationwide for Digital Learning Day—sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education—for a celebration of innovative teaching and learning using digital media and technology,” according to its website.
Dubbed Digital Schomburg , the site will make available some of the library’s most prized research and educational resources, including material on the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its project on African Americans in American political history.
Golden Jukebox is releasing “The Alan Lomax Collection From the American Folklife Center,” a digital sampler of the ethnomusicologist’s travels throughout the American south. Many of Lomax’s work focused on the folk and churchhouse music of black Americans.
The New York Times on Tuesday reported extensively on the digital release of the Lomax collection.