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The Humanities And Technology (THAT) summer program participants are using archival materials to create an original digital humanities research project about the April 1968, Riots in Washington, D.C.

THAT Summer, led by educators Patrick Cronin and Thomas Neville, is a collaborative initiative that integrates the humanities and technology. This summer’s iteration builds on existing archival materials, available at local repositories such as the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., to create an original digital humanities research project about the April 1968, Riots.

The participants, all local teens, will present their findings at the upcoming Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies in November.

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The teens explored visual resources, such as images from the Emil A. Press Slide Collection, the 1968 Riots Collection, and the Gilbert Riots Collection.

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April 1968 entries from the Gerard and Margaretha Sawyer Diaries collection; Congressional hearings; vertical files; and other printed material rounded out the research materials.

A previous humanities project by Tom Neville, left, and Patrick Cronin, right, built on the Historical Society's James Borchert Alley Life Photograph Collection, 1850-1970.

A previous humanities project by Tom Neville, left, and Patrick Cronin, right, built on the Historical Society’s James Borchert Alley Life Photograph Collection, 1850-1970.