The National Museum Of African American History Is Digitizing Black Family Home Videos For Free

At the heart of this initiative is a mission to preserve the rich historic legacies contained within all of our families.

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| November 21 2017,

2:12 pm

This Thursday, families all over the country will be breaking out their freshest new gear to gather in Big Momma's living room to stuff themselves into oblivion. You can count on plenty of laughing, cupid shuffling, football watching and reminiscing this Thanksgiving. And you know it's only a matter of time before somebody's great uncle will inevitably pull out those old grainy VHS videos from way back in the day. 


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Thanks to a new initiative offered by the National Museum of African American History, individuals and organizations across the country will have the opportunity to digitize their old analog audiovisual media for FREE. Funded with donations provided by Robert F. Smith, and that of Earl W. and Amanda Stafford, The Great Migration home movie project invites participants to schedule an appointment with the museum's audiovisual conservation team in order to digitize their home movies in the Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center on the second floor of the museum.

At the heart of this initiative is a mission to preserve the rich historic legacies contained within all of our families. A worthy cause if we've ever seen one!

For more info or to book an appointment, click here.