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UNC Foodworkers’ Strikes of 1969

August 23, 2017

In 1969, on University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus, one of the largest instances of collective action occurred over the course of the year. Hundreds of foodworkers, in collaboration with the Black Student Movement, protested the oppressive labor … Continued

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

Giving Back and Oral Histories

April 21, 2014

The academic year is almost at its end, but the work of the Southern Oral History Program keeps its steady pace. In January, I began as a field scholar mostly clueless about the project on which I was working. Now, … Continued

Oral History and New Media Methods of Presentation

April 7, 2014

The quality and quantity of oral histories in the SOHP’s collections is among the best in the world, however it is not only the collection that distinguishes the SOHP, but the ways in which those histories are shared. During his … Continued

A Briefe and True Account: OHA 2013

October 16, 2013

Current SOHP staff Rachel Seidman, Jaycie Vos, Seth Kotch, and Malinda Lowery made their way to Oklahoma City, formerly known as Indian Territory, for the annual meeting of the Oral History Association (OHA), Oct. 9-13, 2013.