Carter G. Woodson Institute 50/5 Initiative
Civil Rights Act Interactive Site and Educational Resource
Nonfiction Narrative, Wed Development and Marketing, UX Design

At the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute, I was the research manager for a Civil Rights Project to commemorate the 1964 and 1965 Civil Rights Acts. Using archival material and digital education resources, we developed an interactive educational site for the general public to learn about the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the political battle that led to the passage of those preeminent
Civil Rights Acts. Our unit’s work was comprised of original research into special collections holdings at UVA, and other public research institutions, creating short- and long-form historical narratives for our 50/5 Initiative to raise public awareness for the complex social and political changes surrounding these Acts.