Marya Annette McQuirter, PhD, curator of the dc1968 project, has 20+ years of experience utilizing digital, emerging & print media, and face to face conversation, to create excellent content for the public.
She is the co-author of a volume in the award-winning Young Oxford History of African Americans series. She also authored the African American Heritage Trail Guide, Washington, DC, an award-winning 100-page guide highlighting the long history of African Americans in the nation's capital.
Marya is a native Washingtonian, a current resident and graduate of H.D. Woodson High School.
The dc1968 project is a digital storytelling project about Washington, DC during the entire year of 1968. Ambitious in scope, the project moves beyond the hyper focus on the uprising after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and amplifies the art, activism, architecture & every day life that made 1968 such an extraordinary year in DC.
Each morning, from 1 January 2018 through 31 December 2018, Marya posts #OTD original stories and photographs that immerse you in 1968.
The project combines digital storytelling, public memory, material culture and archives. It is open and iterative, inviting Washingtonians and others to share their stories.
If you have memories, photographs and other ephemera, you can share and upload here.
You can reach Marya directly here.