Historic Black Towns Alliance-6: Historic Resources Archival Preservation

1915 Tuskegee Institute class photo and municipal documents -<br />photo courtesy Chaitra Powell
1915 Tuskegee Institute class photo and municipal documents -
photo courtesy Chaitra Powell

Three of the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) top archivists have visited historic Black towns to conduct preliminary field assessments of historic records, documents, photographs, art works, artifacts and oral history sources. The archivists met with residents and government officials. Dr. Bryan Giemza,Ph.D., Director of the University of North Carolina Southern Historical Collection, visited Eatonville, Florida and Mound Bayou, Mississippi. Biff Hollingsworth, Collecting and Outreach Archivist, visited Grambling, Louisiana and Mound Bayou, Mississippi. Chaitra Powell, African American Collections and Outreach Archivist, visited Tuskegee, Alabama and Hobson City, Alabama.  A sample of historic materials from each community….MORE

 

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