In 1993, the Oral History Association established a series of awards to recognize outstanding achievement in oral history. We are delighted and honored to announce that New Roots/Nuevas Raíces: Voices from Carolina del Norte is the recipient of the 2016 Elizabeth B. Mason Project Award (Major Project). Congratulations and many thanks to our wonderful colleagues at the Southern Oral History Program, who is a major partner in New Roots, and at the Latino Migration Project in the Institute for the Study of the Americas and in University Libraries. This project is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Read more and learn about other award recipients here.
Since 2007, faculty, staff, and students at UNC have conducted oral history interviews on issues related to Latino migration to North Carolina and the formation of Latino/a communities. This project, called New Roots / Nuevas Raíces, was awarded an NEH grant in 2014 to make the collection accessible to new regional, national, and global audiences, particularly within Spanish-speaking Latino and Latin American communities. At this “Tell About the South” discussion, hear from New Roots partners from the Latino Migration Project, the Southern Oral History Program, and University Libraries about their work creating a bilingual website and digital catalogs as well as their outreach with Latino communities, K-12 educators, and researchers internationally.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.