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Tell About the South: Darius Scott & Rachel Cotterman

March 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Scott_Cotterman

Back Ways and “Good Roads”

Southern Oral History Program field scholars Darius Scott and Rachel Cotterman explore recent findings from Back Ways, an SOHP project that examines the relationship between infrastructure development and experiences of racial segregation in the rural American South. Their talk will focus on the activities of the North Carolina “Good Roads Movement,” Good_Roadsan influential Progressive Era (1890s-1920s) reform project that worked to improve rural roads. The movement was shaped by both appeals to historic agrarian racism and commitments to scientific objectivity. The result was a supposedly unbiased plan that effectively institutionalized inequitable road development. This talk will address the challenges and possibilities of combining archival research and oral history in exploring the rural South as shaped by public policy and lived experience.

This talk is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to pathorn@unc.edu will be appreciated. Light refreshments will be provided.

Details

Date:
March 28
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Website:
http://south.unc.edu

Organizer

Center for the Study of the American South
Phone:
919-962-5665
Email:
csas@unc.edu
Website:
south.unc.edu

Venue

Love House & Hutchins Forum
410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Phone:
919-962-5665