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UpdatedDecember 27, 2012
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DDFR is a multimedia community engagement initiative where individuals are invited to explore the rich and revealing historical narratives found within their own family photograph collections. The highlight of the initiative includes a touring DDFR Roadshow, combining the best features of PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” and National Public Radio’s “StoryCorps,” that activates Black family photographic archives; and DDFR.TV, an online Portal that creates community across time and space. DDFR brings to the forefront stories and histories suppressed and/or hidden that show the fullness of Who We Are. By uncovering the little known history of our African American and African Diasporic families and relatives, this important and timely project provides a gathering place where all these lost, neglected and discarded shards of history can once again be seen, shared and appreciated. The goal of the DDFR initiative is to break down barriers between people and bring them together around the cultivation of their shared values and experiences. Conceived and founded by Chimpanzee Productions, Inc., with support from National Black Programming Consortium, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Cross Currents Foundation, Fledgling Fund, Nathan Cummings Foundation and others, DDFR.TV hopes to become the premiere web portal at the intersection of Black photography and the past, present and future of the African Diaspora.

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