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Welcome to "Digital 64," a digital archive and interactive history site developed to explore the events surrounding the momentous passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This project both commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Act as well as contextualizing the history surrounding it.

Media Sources

The site's exhibits, interactive pages and holdings are comprised of photographs (TIFF format), audio files and embedded video. Many of the items archived within this site are digitized copies of holdings from the Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. Some additional items are those available under the creative commons license and are not site-specifc to "Digital '64."


Project Director:

Deborah McDowell
Alice Griffin Professor of English; Director, Carter G. Woodson Institute
(University of Virginia, http://www.engl.virginia.edu/people/dem8z)

Project Manager, Site Design and Development:

Eva Latterner (eml3p@virginia.edu)

Project Assistants:

Londeka Nqobile Mthethwa
Lucas Williams


"Digital 64" was developed with support from the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia. This project has been conducted with the support of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library and the University of Virginia Library Scholars' Lab

This site is created with Omeka, an open source content management system designed for online digital collections and adheres to Dublin Core standards for scholars, museums, libraries and archives. Omeka is a project of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University.

The underlying Omeka theme, "Astrolabe," was created by the University of Virginia Library Scholars' Lab. The interactive histories were created with Neatline, a suite of add-on tools for Omeka. Neatline is a project of the Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia Library with the support of the UVa Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Library of Congress.