Digital Exhibits

MASTERS OF OUR OWN DOMAIN

Struggle, pragmatism, spirituality, and humor weave themselves into the stories of African American farmers and fishermen in the South. No one tells those stories better than the families who have lived the experience of these heritage industries.

Digital Exhibits

Military tents and barracks and satellite overlooking a landscape of mountains and clouds with the sun shining down on them

Veterans’ Voices

Veterans' Voices explores the experiences of United States military veterans through oral history recordings in the Southern Oral History Program's archives. This exhibit was planned, designed, and built by undergraduate ...

African American Credit Unions

In 2012 and 2013, the SOHP conducted a project on early African American credit unions in North Carolina. Community leaders established their own credit unions as an alternative means of ...

The Legacy of William C. Friday

William C. Friday In the spring of 2012, the Southern Oral History Program celebrated the remarkable life and achievements of William C. Friday, President Emeritus of UNC, and the conclusion ...

Feminism and Conservative Women

From 2009 to 2014, the SOHP conducted over 150 interviews for the Long Women's Movement in the American South. In 2014 and 2015, field scholar Evan Faulkenbury contributed to the project ...

George Stoney: Carolina Roots

The late filmmaker George C. Stoney had strong, multifold connections to the Southern Oral History Program's mission. These connections are place-based and practice-based. Not only did he attend the University ...

UNC Food Workers Strikes of 1969

In 1969, UNC food workers participated in work strikes that showed the intersection of labor rights, women's rights, and African American rights. Check out the map to learn the history ...

Rural Electrification

At the beginning of the Great Depression, the vast majority of rural communities across the United States had little or no access to electricity. The cost of connecting to private ...

Southern Surfing

In the summers of 2017 and 2018 Dr. Steve Estes, chair of the History department at Sonoma State University, traveled nearly 2500 miles along the coast from Houston, Texas through ...

Crest Street Community History Project

  Durham's Anti-Expressway Organizing In 1959, a four-lane expressway was making its way through the heart of Durham, North Carolina.┬áRiding on the coattails of the 1956 Interstate Highway Act and ...