The Recovering Democracy Archives mission is to create a digital archive of lesser-known but important public speeches that remain hidden within the vaults of archival depositories or in obscure anthologies and historical publications. RDA is particularly focused on recovering speeches delivered by those challenging barriers that restrict equitable participation in civic life or promote the expansion of civic deliberation.
Voices of Democracy promotes the study of great speeches and public debates in the humanities undergraduate classroom. The project is designed to provide reliable, authenticated primary texts and contextual and interpretive materials under seven deliberative topics: Citizenship, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech, Religion and Public Life, Social and Economic Justice, U.S. Internationalism, and War and Peace. Voices of Democracy represents a collaborative and interdisciplinary project involving scholars from Baylor University, Penn State University, and the University of Maryland, College Park.
The Political Advertising Resource Center is a nonpartisan informational website that analyses the advertisements used in local, state, and national political campaigns. PARC is targeted to high school and university educators and students as well as civic and political organizations, voter education organizations, the news media, and political watchdog groups.
Terrapin Town Hall brings together students to discuss and deliberate about important issues of the day. Often featuring experts and scholars, the Town Halls are a means to disseminate information and encourage discussion about critical questions.