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Black History and Culture at Howard University Archives

July 1, 2014


State Dept Image/Jul 01, 2014/Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Date: 07/01/2014 Location: Howard University, Washington, D.C. Description: The Assistant Curator at Howard University's Moorland-Springarn Research Center, briefs foreign media on preserving the legacy of the African American experience. - State Dept Image

7/1/2014; Washington, D.C.
Contact: Washington Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer Doris Robinson
Telephone: 202-504-6353;  Email: robinsondm2@state.gov 

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Washington Foreign Press Center (WFPC) organized a tour to the campus of Howard University, where they visited the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, a national research library and archive dedicated to the study of black history and culture. Journalists from Austria, China, Germany, the Czech Republic, Korea, and Poland were offered a briefing and went on a behind- the- scenes tour of the archives where they viewed documents, photographs, personal diaries, and other memorabilia from the Civil Rights Era.