Southern Oral History Program http://wunc.org en UNC Develops Online Tool For Mapping History http://wunc.org/post/unc-develops-online-tool-mapping-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an easy-to-use website-building tool that puts previously complex digital programming into the hands of historians and researchers. The new tool, called the </span><a href="http://dhpress.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Digital Humanities Toolkit or DH Press</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, provides a way for historians, researchers, teachers and others to create interactive websites, virtual tours, data maps and multimedia archives with a WordPress platform. It also organizes data in more easily searchable and intuitive ways, such as mapping. &nbsp;</span>UNC-Chapel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hill’s </span><a href="http://digitalinnovation.unc.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Digital Innovation Lab (DIL)</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and its </span><a href="http://www.renci.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> collaborated on the new tool.</span></p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 21028 at http://wunc.org UNC Develops Online Tool For Mapping History Voices for Civil Rights: Encounters with the Klan http://wunc.org/post/voices-civil-rights-encounters-klan <p>In the Jim Crow South, the black community faced frequent violence and intimidation. Today in our series <a href="http://wunc.org/programs/news/voices-for-civil-rights" target="_blank">Voices for Civil Rights</a>, hosted by Eric Hodge, we hear stories of encounters with the Ku Klux Klan.<br><br>Seth Kotch shares excerpts of three oral histories conducted by the <a href="http://www.sohp.org/" target="_blank">Southern Oral History Program</a> at UNC-Chapel Hill.<br><br>Dr. Robert Hayling experiences sudden, horrific violence at a Klan rally in Florida.<br> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 10:50:00 +0000 Eric Hodge & Isaac-Davy Aronson & Seth Kotch 2992 at http://wunc.org Voices for Civil Rights: Encounters with the Klan Voices for Civil Rights Part III http://wunc.org/post/voices-civil-rights-part-iii <p>In the third installment of our series <a href="http://wunc.org/programs/news/voices-for-civil-rights">Voices for Civil Rights</a>, hosted by Eric Hodge, Seth Kotch shares excerpts of two oral histories conducted by the <a href="http://www.sohp.org/">Southern Oral History Program</a> at UNC-Chapel Hill.<br><br>Freeman Hrabowski describes a clash with his parents over joining the Civil Rights movement in Alabama, when he was just twelve years old.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:50:00 +0000 Eric Hodge & Isaac-Davy Aronson & Seth Kotch 3032 at http://wunc.org Voices for Civil Rights Part III Voices for Civil Rights Part II http://wunc.org/post/voices-civil-rights-part-ii <p>The Southern Oral History Program at UNC-Chapel Hill has just completed work on a new collection of interviews about the civil rights movement. Over the last year and a half, oral historians traveled the country to document the experiences of lay-people and leaders from the movement.<br><br>This series is part of a joint project between the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress. Seth Kotch coordinated the effort, and he's joining us each Friday to share some of what they found for a series we're calling Voices for Civil Rights.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 3068 at http://wunc.org Voices for Civil Rights Part II Voices for Civil Rights: Jamila Jones http://wunc.org/post/voices-civil-rights-jamila-jones <p>When the Smithsonian opens its <a href="http://nmaahc.si.edu/">National Museum of African American History and Culture</a> in 2015, part of its collection will be oral histories of the Civil Rights movement. The project began with an <a href="http://www.loc.gov/folklife/civilrights/">American Folklife Center survey</a> of hundreds of existing oral history collections around the country before the Smithsonian set out to conduct new interviews with those who participated in the movement. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:40:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Eric Hodge 3165 at http://wunc.org Voices for Civil Rights: Jamila Jones UNC System Turns 40 http://wunc.org/post/unc-system-turns-40 <p>Only five people have ever been the president of the 16-campus UNC system. Tom Ross, Erskine Bowles, Molly Broad, C-D Spangler, and Bill Friday got together last night to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the UNC system. It was a night of shared experiences and behind-the-scenes stories. But, the best story of all may be how the system was created in the early 1970s.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:40:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 7248 at http://wunc.org Voices of SNCC http://wunc.org/post/voices-sncc <p>The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded at Shaw University in April of 1960. Hoping to harness the enthusiasm and willpower of young people to end segregation, founders Ella Baker, James Lawson and Julian Bond organized protests and actions across the south. SNCC was vital to the impact of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.</p> Tue, 13 Apr 2010 13:51:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 9352 at http://wunc.org