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Digitizing Twentieth Century Civil Rights Collections from the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture in Charleston, South Carolina

The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) propose to digitize sixteen archival collections that provide insight into the significant role of leaders and organizations from Charleston, South Carolina, and the surrounding Lowcountry region in the twentieth century civil rights movement. The collections selected for this project include some of the most highly valued collections in the Avery Research Center Archives. They document the lives and careers of civil rights activists and organizations that both shaped, and were shaped by, the national movement for racial equality that transformed the United States in the twentieth century. Through LCDL resources, this project will employ cost-effective digitization methods to make 52 linear feet of archival materials widely available to the public.

Grant Proposal
National Historical Publications and Records Commission Reports