National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Modern African American Freedom Struggle Digital Publishing Cooperative


Three distinguished African Americans known for their social justice activism are at the core of this cooperative. Hosted by Stanford University Libraries, the cooperative brings together three long-standing documentary editing projects: The Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers project, based at Stanford’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, the Papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr. and of the NAACP Washington Bureau, based at the State University of New York-Old Westbury, and the Howard Thurman Papers project, at the Boston University School of Theology. This effort is intended to result in a digital publication cooperative centered on modern African American history.

Through a series of workshops and meetings, the project planning team intends to identify model digital publishing efforts; determine common editorial practices; develop a process for adding new editions; investigate technology approaches; and recruit three additional partner projects to join the cooperative.

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