The Black Book Interactive Project (BBIP) is the digital component of the Project on the History of Black Writing (HBW). A collaborative research model, it increases the number of Black-authored texts available for scholarly engagement and teaching. By generating a metadata schema that accounts for race and race-related issues, it will correct the digital divide in black-authored texts. Founded in 2010, BBIP has been funded by the University of Kansas, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the Andrew Mellon Foundation. Our collection features over 4,000 Black-authored texts and descriptive metadata, making it the largest digital archive of its kind.
Black Book Interactive Project (BBIP) Partners
BBIP is an interdisciplinary project working with several institutions across the country for a common goal of making more black-authored texts available for study in the digital humanities. In addition, these organizations help increase related scholarship for scholars interested in the works of Black authors and providing the oppourtunity to develop digital publishing related to the topic.
- ACLS - American Council of Learned Societies
- AFRO Publishing Without Walls
- Chicago Text Lab
- Clark Atlanta University
- The College Language Association
- Detroit Public Library
- HathiTrust Research Center
- HBCU Library Alliance
- KU Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
- Mellon Foundation
- National Endowment for the Humanities