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Explore our SoundCloud page for curated clips on topics ranging from UNC history, Historic Black Towns, to Labor and Industrialization and more! Explore the full collection here!

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Clips from interviews from the Southern Oral History Program collection about the history of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, such as student participation in the civil rights movement in the 60s and adding a strong women’s studies department.

Image: 1975: Anne Queen, former director of the Campus Y at UNC-Capel Hill, with Lillian Lee. From folder PA-5214/1, in the Anne Queen Papers #5214, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Excerpts of interviews from the Southern Oral History Program collection, prepared for the Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance meeting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, February 26-26, 2015. Excerpts include discussion about or related to the five towns in the HBTSA:
1. Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama (settled c.1833; incorporated 1843)
2. Grambling, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana (settled c.1865; incorporated 1953)
3. Hobson City, Calhoun County, Alabama (settled c.1865; incorporated 1899)
4. Eatonville, Orange County, Florida (settled c.1881; incorporated 1887)
5. Mound Bayou, Bolivar County, Mississippi (settled c.1887; incorporated 1898)

Other excerpts are about other black mayors throughout the American South, civil rights, public health, education, politics, communities, and African American life.

Clips from SOHP interviews about the labor movement, unions, farming, industrialization, sharecropping, textile workers, etc

Image: 1958: Interracial group at meeting of the North Carolina State A.F.L.-C.I.O. Left to right: unidentified, Ralph Smith, Emmett Akridge, unidentified, Carlee Drye, Cary Allen, and Joe Kirk, Jr. P-4007/H-001, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Clips from SOHP interviews describing experiences with activism, with the civil rights movement, protesting, and race relations, particularly with African Americans in the American South, on topics like desegregation, Martin Luther King, Jr., and voting rights.

Image: 1964: Public health and civil rights activist Modjeska Simkins. From folder P-4007/G-56b, Series G.1 Individual Biographies in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Clips from SOHP interviews with or about female activists, feminism, violence against women, changing gender roles in academia, etc

Image: 2012: Field Scholar Joey Fink (left) interviews Nancy Shoemaker, information technology professional and women’s rights activist. From the Southern Oral History Program, in the Center for the Study of the American South, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.