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Meaning-Making and the Process of Dying

February 25, 2019

“As I think back about my taste of death, it is clear that my preparatory thinking enhanced the possibility of a peaceful letting go. Can we ever be sure when our lease is up? Waiting until coda-time may be too late.” David … Continued

Summer Fieldwork in Mound Bayou

September 18, 2015

This blog post was written by SOHP Intern Monique Laborde SOHP’s newest field scholar, Kimber Thomas, has been busy researching historic African American communities and cultures. As an American Studies graduate student and field scholar at SOHP, Kimber spent the … Continued

On Making History

August 21, 2015

This guest blog post was written by Karida Brown, Founder and Principle Investigator of The Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project History is made. Being party to, or even sharing, the story of “what happened” is not enough. History requires … 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

Planting Seeds in Eli Whitney

April 14, 2015

By Evan Faulkenbury, SOHP Field Scholar I had never been to Eli Whitney before. Named for the inventor of the cotton gin, Eli Whitney is a hamlet – a crossroads, really – in rural Alamance County, North Carolina. You get … Continued

Reflection on My First Interview

March 23, 2015

This blog post was written by SOHP Intern Holly Plouff. I recently conducted my first professional interview for the Southern Oral History Program, and unfortunately, I learned a lot about this daunting process the hard way. It’s okay though. We … Continued

Making Connections Across North Carolina Landscapes

January 29, 2015

Interview and blog post by Rob Shapard Kate Dixon moved to the Triangle about twenty-five years ago, and she has played a meaningful role ever since in shaping the natural landscape of this region and the state of North Carolina. … Continued