We love being sent or just stumbling upon, projects on the web that utilize materials digitized through the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. We thought since they have done such a great job highlighting us, it’d only be fair to turn around and highlight a few we’ve found recently.
Today’s focus is on a website that’s associated with larger project at Duke called Bull City 150. Durham celebrates it’s 150th anniversary this month, so it feels appropriate to highlight this project in April. According to the website, “the mission of Bull City 150 is to invite Durhamites to reckon with the racial and economic injustices of the past 150 years and commit to building a more equitable future.” The project does this through a variety of public history methods, including the associated website that features several videos put together by students in Documentary Studies classes at Duke. Two of those videos, one on the important role of the Carolina Times and its’ long time editor, Louis Austin in Durham’s Black community, and one on the destruction of Hayti in Durham when the Durham Freeway, Hwy 147, was built, feature materials digitized by DigitalNC. We have the full run of the Carolina Times available here and many photographs and property surveys digitized for the Durham Urban Renewal Collection from our partner Durham County Library, are featured in the Hayti video.
If you have a particular project or know of one that has utilized materials from DigitalNC, we’d love to hear about it! Contact us via email or in the comments below and we’ll check out. To see past highlighted projects, visit past posts here.