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Project Committees, 2016-2017

The CCP values the insight and instrumentality of diverse, interdisciplinary working groups that include team members across rank and background. Interdependent committees work towards long-term goals while completing initiatives in small group settings.


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Community and Historic Church Outreach. This committee forms organizational partnerships to encourage a variety of communities to learn more about the Colored Conventions movement and to get involved in project initiatives in meaningful ways. Travel to and outreach at a number of sites of historical and intellectual significance are core aspects of members’ roles. 

Convention Database. This committee plans and implements initiatives surrounding a developing, community-sourced Conventions Database of information pertaining to the historic Colored Conventions movement. From concept to spreadsheet, members create, clean and compile datasets. 

Digital Archives. This committee locates and catalogs convention proceedings and related documents such as convention calls and petitions. Often working closely with librarians, members use library science tools and methodologies to ensure that convention-related documents are uploaded to the repository UDSpace and to content management systems such as Omeka and Wordpress, which serve as platforms for

Exhibits. This committee oversees the process and design of interactive exhibits that are featured at Members work with National Teaching Partners and community and student contributors to publish original research and writing, media and historical documents that bring to life convention-related ideas, people, places and literature.

Grants. This committee identifies and applies for grant funding. Members fulfill a variety of roles related to strategic planning, grant writing, environmental scans, budgets and work with the UD development office and the UD College of Arts & Sciences and connected departments.

Social Media. This committee oversees online outreach to share news about CCP initiatives, progress and the Colored Conventions movement. Members create, prepare and disseminate content using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Transcribe Minutes. This committee creates fully searchable editions of convention minutes and related documents that are available at Members prepare and oversee community-sourced corrections of machine-generated transcriptions so they match the actual text from the PDF images of convention minutes.