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Distinguished Detroiters: The Barthwell Family History

Production has begun for the pilot episode of the new television series Family Pictures: USA! We continue to highlight the histories of everyday Detroiters throughout the summer. The story below has been shared by Dr. Akosua Barthwell Evans about the many accomplishments of her family members despite the racial adversity they faced. “My family has always been a very important part […]

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The Bruschitzkis of Linzee Street: Building Detroit Brick by Brick

We are pleased to be working on our Detroit Digital Diaspora in partnership with Detroit Historical Museum as part of it’s D67 commemoration project and working with Detroit Public TV and our community partners: Detroit Historical Society, the Horace L. Sheffield, Jr. Center – Detroit Association of Black Organizations, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Arab American National […]

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Hollywood Premiere for DDFR Roadshow!

The latest Digital Diaspora Family Reunion roadshow was successfully held at Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA on September 26th. This roadshow was hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with the International Documentary Association for this year’s Getting Real Conference in Los Angeles. In a first for DDFR (but […]

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Yale Hosts DDFR-themed Exhibit: “Turning Strangers into Family”

The opening reception of Digital Diaspora Family Reunion‘s interactive exhibition was held at the Gallery at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University last Monday. This exhibition is designed to encourage people to engage with their own family photographic archives – a central focus and the mission of DDFR. Under the title of “Turning Strangers into Family“, the exhibition […]

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DDFR Heads Everyday Archives Workshop

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) held the first afternoon workshop of the year “Everyday Archives: Building Your Personal Photography Archives“ at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The workshop, led by producer/writer Don Perry, provided tips to help people create a narrative using their own personal photographs and albums. Participants gathered with their […]

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The Love Project

  How do you show what “LOVE” is? How many images of LOVE have you created in your own personal family photo archive? Digital Diaspora Family Reunion came across a unique visual project called “The Love Project” which celebrates Black History Month and Valentine’s Day. “In celebration of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day, there […]

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