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Work on Desegregation

April 20, 2015

This blog post was written by intern Samantha Gregg “I didn’t care about wanting it for the mix, but I wanted it for equal rights. I wanted my children to have equal rights. If they would give me equal rights … Continued

Breaking New Ground – now online!

October 29, 2013

This post was contributed by Adrienne Petty. Three years ago, historians Mark Schultz and Adrienne Petty set out on an urgent mission to record the stories of African American farm owners. Time was of the essence. Land ownership among African … Continued

“These Were Real People”

February 13, 2013

Drawn from interviews conducted during the Civil Rights History Project (a joint undertaking of the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress) with Gwendolyn Duncan, Robert Hayling, Guy and Candie Carawan, William Anderson, Purcell Conway, Dorie and Joyce Ladner, Ann Avery, … Continued

The Civil Rights History Project

January 29, 2013

We are honored to be conducting interviews for the Civil Rights History Project, a national oral history project mandated by Congress.

Media and the Movement

January 28, 2013

Media and the Movement is an oral history project that aims to understand the media environment here in North Carolina before, during, and after the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

The Jackson Center

January 27, 2013

Interviews with Marian Cheek Jackson led to the creation of the Jackson Center for Saving and Making History.