Duke University Completes Digitalization of Eight Civil Rights Collections

DULIbDuke Universities Libraries has announced the completion of the digitization of eight new collections in the Content, Context, and Capacity Project which seeks to preserve the history of the civil rights movement. The project is a joint effort of Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University.

Among the new collections that have been digitized are the records of the Department of African and African American studies at Duke from 1966 to 1981 and the records of the Black Student Alliance at Duke from 1966 to 2006. Also among the new collections ready for researchers are the papers of Charles N. Hunter, an educator who corresponded with Booker T. Washington.

When the project is completed next year, more than 350,000 documents will have been digitized by the four universities.

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