DETROIT (AP) — An activist and a researcher are launching a website aimed at preserving the stories of Detroit’s civil rights movement.

The online historical and educational resource is called Rise Up Detroit. It represents the efforts of Junius Williams, founder of Rise Up North, and Peter Blackmer, a project researcher and research fellow at Wayne State University’s Detroit Equity Action Lab.

READ MORE: Preorders For Ford Electric F-150 Lightning Tops 100,000

Rise Up Detroit is scheduled to officially launch with a kickoff event May 14 at Wayne State’s David Adamany Undergraduate Library. The program is expected to include a discussion with civil rights veterans and experts.

READ MORE: State Lawmakers Look To Fight Pollution in Michigan Auto Lots and Junkyards

The university says in a release Rise Up North was created to share “black freedom struggles” in the major urban centers of the northern U.S. The Detroit effort follows one in Newark, New Jersey, where the project began.

MORE NEWS: Michigan Lawmakers Looks To Give More Time For Drivers To Renew Expired Drivers License and Vehicle Registrations

© 2019 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.