Shaneé Yvette Murrain
I build and promote inclusive collections that reflect our shared cultural heritage with 4k + libraries, museums, and archives across the country and design technology to make these free resources easy to find for the public through the Digital Public Library of America. I also stewarded partnerships and curation for the Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection https://blackwomenssuffrage.dp.la. The Black Women's Suffrage Digital Collection is a collaborative digital collection focused on the roles and experiences of Black Women in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and, more broadly, women’s rights, voting rights, and civic activism between the 1850s and 1960s. Cultural artifacts included in the collection also have clear and compelling relevance to contemporary issues like voting rights and intersectionality, as well as contemporary movements like Black Lives Matter and #MeToo. In addition, the aggregation of more than 200,000+ artifacts expands upon DPLA’s existing collections about Black women’s activism. These collections include primary source sets on Ida B. Wells and Anti-Lynching Activism; Fannie Lou Hamer and the Civil Rights Movement in Rural Mississippi and The Equal Rights Amendment. Ultimately, the goal of the collection is to elevate Black women’s activism in our national narrative in places where it has been erased.
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