The Museum of the Caribbean Diaspora: A Digital Repository (TM). The Museum of the Caribbean Diaspora (MOTCD) will offer access to the Caribbean Diaspora's rich history through a collection of digitized archived material. MOTCD’s acquisitions will encapsulate a variety of documents about the Diaspora’s history namely, archives from individuals, businesses, public government documents and creative works. MOTCD will be a unique digital repository focusing on collecting artifacts from the rich history and experience of Caribbean people living outside of the island region. The repository will contain digitized documents, photos, music, audio and video files, and other artifacts donated from individuals, institutions and businesses.
Recently awarded the DC Community Heritage Project Grant from the Humanities Council of Washington, DC. Through this grant, MOTCD will begin it's efforts by focusing on the Caribbean people living in Washington, DC who have contributed economically, politically, socially and culturally to the City. The grant is designed to provide funding and support to community leaders interested in preserving the history, architecture, and collective memory of DC neighborhoods and communities.
Roger Caruth, JD