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  • A.J. Wright
    FYI...this resource was developed jointly by several partners, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute...requires free registration to
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      FYI...this resource was developed jointly by several partners, including the
      Birmingham Civil Rights Institute...requires free registration to
      acess...ajwriight@...

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      From: H-Net Discussion List on History of Education
      [mailto:H-EDUCATION@...]On Behalf Of Kristen D. Nawrotzki
      Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 3:36 AM
      To: H-EDUCATION@...
      Subject: H-Ed: New Digital Library on Civil Rights Movement (ANN)


      Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 17:45:54 -0700
      From: Scott Walter <swalter@...>
      Subject: H-ED: IMLS and Brown

      FYI

      scott

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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      May 17, 2004
      Press Contacts
      202/606-8339
      Eileen Maxwell emaxwell@...
      Mamie Bittner mbittner@...

      New Digital Library on Civil Rights Movement
      Launches on Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary

      Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services is proud to
      announce its support of the Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special
      Collection launched today in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme
      Court's "Brown v. Board of Education ruling. Produced by WGBH Boston in
      partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute of Alabama, and the
      libraries of Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, the free
      multi-media
      online collection includes dramatic archival news footage, first-hand
      accounts
      of civil rights activists, oral histories, and primary source images and
      documents.

      Designed as a resource for classroom use and independent study, the Civil
      Rights Special Collection gives teachers and independent learners rich
      digital tools to present this important part of our nation's
      history in engaging and interactive ways. "This is a grand alliance,"
      remarked Dr. Robert Martin, Director of the Institute of Museum and
      Library Services. "The power of public broadcasting, museums,
      libraries, and technology combines to create a vibrant learning
      experience."

      Along with the multimedia resources, the collection includes media-rich
      lesson plans and correlations to standards. To help teachers get the most
      out of the digital library, there are valuable resource management tools
      for making specific content available to different groups of students.
      The Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded a $499,133 National
      Leadership Grant to WGBH and its partners in 2003 for the project. The
      resulting Civil Rights Special Collection will continue to expand over
      time as part of Teacher's Domain-a digital library of multimedia
      resources for the classroom. Visit the collection
      at: http://www.teachersdomain.org/special/civil/

      To explore other African American Civil Rights/History projects
      supported by IMLS grants, please access:
      http://www.imls.gov/grants/civilrightsprojects.htm

      About the Institute of Museum and Library Services: The Institute is an
      independent federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and
      sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries and museums serve
      their communities. The Institute fosters leadership, innovation, and a
      lifetime of learning by supporting the nation's 15,000 museums and 122,000
      libraries. The Institute also encourages partnerships to expand the
      educational benefit of libraries and museums. To learn more about the
      Institute, please log onto: http://www.imls.gov


      Eileen Maxwell
      Public Affairs Specialist
      Institute of Museum and Library Services
      1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
      Suite 510
      Washington, DC 20506
      202-606-8339
      202-606-8591 (fax)
      emaxwell@...
      Subscribe to Primary Source, the IMLS monthly e-mail newsletter, for
      important museum and library news:
      http://www.imls.gov/utility/subscribe.htm.

      John Webb
      Assistant Director for Digital Services/Collections
      Washington State University Libraries
      Pullman, WA 99164-5610
      509-335-9133
      FAX 509-335-6721


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      Scott Walter
      Interim Assistant Director for Public Services and Outreach, and
      Subject Specialist for Higher Education
      1C Holland/New Library
      Washington State University
      P.O. Box 645610
      Pullman, WA 99164-5610

      509-335-8881 (voice)
      509-335-1889 (FAX)

      e-mail: swalter@...
      URL: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/educ/walter.htm

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