FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 17, 2012
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697
History Associates Salutes the Launch of New Website Celebrating Stories from Human Rights Movements
History Associates, the leading U.S. historical services firm, is pleased to celebrate the launch of a new website from the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. The Freedom Mosaic website highlights the personal stories of individuals who have played a key role in furthering human rights efforts around the world, including the modern Civil Rights movement in America. History Associates provided background historical research, copywriting, and image acquisition for the project.
“The Freedom Mosaic website brings the history of these human rights movements to life in a powerful, engaging way,” noted James Lide, vice president at History Associates and lead historian on the project. “These movements become all the more real and relatable when you watch everyday people involved in these pivotal moments tell their stories alongside supporting historical imagery and other related materials that provide a broader context.”
History Associates conducted historical research at repositories around the country, including archives in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA, to collect images, newspaper headlines, video clips, and other historical sources that supplemented the contemporary interviews of these civil and human rights pioneers. They also gathered data for developing infographics and caption copy, as well as obtaining selected quotes for use on the site.
The visually stunning website was developed through a grant from the Ford Foundation. The project team included CNN, which videotaped oral histories from the ten individuals selected for their work in human and civil rights, and Razorfish, a digital marketing firm that designed, developed, and launched the site. Visit the site at www.freedommosaic.com.
About The National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights seeks to share knowledge about human rights struggles around the world in a way that inspires vigilance and leadership within current and future generations. Their new world-class cultural institution is under construction in the heart of downtown Atlanta at Pemberton Place. When completed, the museum will display The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection (King Papers) and serve as a hub for ongoing dialogue on a variety of human rights topics. For more information, visit www.civilandhumanrights.org.
About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit www.historyassociates.com.