THE DIGITAL REPOSITORY FOR THE BLACK EXPERIENCE
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The achievements of historically significant Black Americans are at risk of going unpreserved, as important figures die without documenting their stories for future generations. 60 MINUTES’ Bill Whitaker explores how one organization is trying to prevent that by creating an expansive digital archive of first-person accounts of the Black experience. Marc Lieberman is the producer.
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