Just in time for Black History Month, the National Civil Rights Museum and Google have released new ways to check out thousands of historical documents.
Monday, the Google Cultural Institute released more than 4,000 new digital documents in tribute to Black History Month.
The documents feature never-before-seen virtual expeditions through the black comic revolution, print media and manuscripts of Dr. Martin Luther King’s last speech in Memphis.
Dr. Noelle Trent of the National Civil Rights Museum said Google’s digital offerings are innovative.
“It’s hard to get to some of these places where these documents are stored, so it just opens it up to a new audience,” Trent said.
A new exhibit at the museum, “Voices of the Civil Rights Movement,” is also offering a new interactive experience at the museum.
“It’s like a giant iPad where students or people visiting the museum can come in, scroll through, search, find stories they’re looking for, click on them, and have two or three minute chunks,” Justin Bailey said.
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