The Movement in the Archive began as a way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of five pivotal years in the modern Civil Rights movement. Though the project proceeds chronologically from 1963 to 1968, we are interested in how archives can create movement between the main dates, figures, and accomplishments of the movement for civil rights. Comprised of a graduate student manager and undergraduate research assistants, the research team works closely with the University of Virginia'sSpecial Collections Libraryto develop this archive. As such, many of the stories seek to illuminate how Virginia-specific developments inform, complicate, or uphold national narratives.







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Research Team

Project Director:

Deborah E. McDowell, Alice Griffin Professor of English;

Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

Project Manager:

Eva Latterner (eml3p@virginia.edu)

Project Assistants:

Londeka Nqobile Mthethwa and Lucas Williams