Introduction to CCP Corpus

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By clicking the link below, I commit to the principles:

  • I honor CCP’s commitment to a use of data that humanizes and acknowledges the Black people whose collective organizational histories are assembled here. Although the subjects of datasets are often reduced to abstract data points, I will contextualize and narrate the conditions of the people who appear as “data” and to name them when possible.
  • I will include the above language in my first citation of any data I pull/use from the CCP Corpus.
  • I will be sensitive to a standard use of language that again reduces 19th-century Black people to being objects. Words like “item” and “object,” standard in digital humanities and data collection, fall into this category.
  • I will acknowledge that Colored Conventions were produced through collectives rather than by the work of singular figures or events.
  • I will fully attribute the Colored Conventions Project for corpora content.

The Colored Conventions Project, Douglass Day and the Black Women's Organizing Archive are flagship projects of the Center for Black Digital Research, #DigBlk, at Penn State University.

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The Colored Conventions Project was launched & cultivated at the University of Delaware from 2012-2020.