Defining Freedom Conference, Feb. 24-25

Our annual conference, “Defining Freedom in African American History and Culture,”  is less than two weeks away!  We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a wonderful lineup of panels and a fabulous keynote address.  Check out the schedule hereRegistration is free, but we ask that you register in advance to provide us with accurate counts for refreshments.

Interested in African American Archives in NC?

Check out an upcoming session at the Society of North Carolina Archivists’ (SNCA) annual meeting on Friday, March 30th at 11 a.m.: “The State of African American Archives in North Carolina.”  More information here:

Excellent Resources in African American History

A big thanks to Jennifer Thompson and Holly Smith for their excellent presentation, “Unveiling African American Archives: Promoting Outreach and Community Engagement.”  Jen and Holly shared with us two excellent resources available online for those of us conducting research on African American history and culture:

African American Documentary Resources in the Southern Historical Collection

100 Behind the Veil Interviews Digitized


Unveiling African American Archives, January 13th

To kick off the spring semester, please join us on Friday, January 13th, for:

“Unveiling African American Archives: Promoting Outreach and Community Engagement”

A presentation by Holly Smith, African American Materials Specialist at UNC’s Southern Historical Collection, and Jennifer Thompson, Research Services and Collection Development Librarian at Duke’s John Hope Franklin Center for African and African American History and Culture.

Hamilton Hall, Room 569, 4 p.m.

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Thanks to Breaking New Ground!

A special thanks to our panelists from Breaking New Ground who shared fascinating anecdotes from their summer oral history fieldwork and provided us with wonderful insights into their work ahead on black farm owners in the American South.

Breaking New Ground

A Conversation with Participants in Breaking New Ground–

An Innovative Oral History Project that Documents the History of Black Farm Owners

Friday, November 18, 4 p.m.

Hamilton Hall, Room 569 (UNC-CH campus)


Mark Schultz (Lewis University)

Adrienne Petty (The City College of New York)

Jonas Stephens (Auburn University)

Sawde Salifou Labo (North Carolina A&T University)

Michael Verville (UNC–Greensboro)

Joshua Snipes (UNC–Fayetteville State University)

Rob Shapard (UNC–Chapel Hill)

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TAAHC Agenda, 2011-2012

Please join TAAHC for a social event to kick-off the 2011-2012 academic year!  Friday, September 9th, Hamilton Hall 271 (UNC-Chapel Hill campus), 4-5 p.m.  Refreshments provided.