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Hi Everyone,
There's a new site that might be of interest.  You need to register, but 
it's free.  The sponsors of the site, as you will see from the press 
release below, are reputable institutions, and have compiled a range of 
materials.

In addition, the Library has a new exhibit on this important decision both 
in the Jefferson Building and online 
at:  http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown/   The exhibit is in its preview 
stage, with some materials up and more to follow.  A tip:  look for 
webcasts (http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/)  of panels and speakers as the 
Library commemorates this event.
Enjoy,
Judy

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
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Suite 510
Washington, DC 20506
202-606-8339
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Judith K. Graves
Digital Project Coordinator
Library of Congress
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