The Caribbean Memory Project (CMP) is a fascinating digital humanities project focused on collecting and increasing awareness of Caribbean cultural history. Launched in 2014, the CMP is "the Caribbean's first crowd-sourced cultural heritage research platform," created with the intent of combating erasure by archiving and preserving the cultural memories of Caribbean people. Visitors to this public repository will find well-organized archives that can be searched by keyword or browsed by country (subdivided by language) and document type. These archives include media such as oral histories and archival videos, as well as visual materials such as posters, historical and contemporary photographs, maps, and personal documents. There is also a lengthy list of links to educational resources and the CMP has a number of its own ongoing research projects, such as the Place+Memory Heritage Initiative. The Caribbean Memory Project was created by Kevin Browne, Lecturer in English Literature at the University of the West Indies-St. Augustine, and television/film producer Dawn Cumberbatch. The CMP is an active project, and those interested in Caribbean cultures would be well-advised to pay it a visit.
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