A central archival and storytelling system built in Drupal to show evidence of the history of African Americans at MIT and to provide young people an instrument for action and a power for their future.
From a project that grew organically over the years with assets on a variety of social networks, MacPhee Design in partnership with the MIT Black History project team worked to create a single source archival and storytelling system in Drupal. We built a framework for managing files and multimedia assets reusable in any part of the website, reducing database size and adding significant editorial organization. We also built a sophisticated design system of reusable components, guided by clear standards, that can be assembled together to build any number of page and story layouts. We are proud to be a partner in this project and share the vision of the project members to inspire young people to live their dreams and continue the project's objective to research and disseminate a varied set of materials that shed light on this rich, significant legacy.
Images from the project
Ramona B. Allen
Assistant Dean, Massachusetts Institute of Technology