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.
The Southern Oral History Program's new research initiative looks at the Civil Rights media landscape in North Carolina.
The Southern Oral History Program is pleased to welcome five UNC undergraduates to our new internship program. Ivanna Gonzalez, Edward Pruette, Oliver Rose, Meg VanDeusen, and Natalie Warner will work with SOHP field scholar Joey Fink and Undergraduate Internship Coordinator Elizabeth McCain throughout the Fall 2012 semester. Read more
Each Friday morning this past March, WUNC’s Eric Hodge of “Morning Edition” was joined by Seth Kotch from the Southern Oral History Program. Kotch and a team of oral historians recently completed a new series of never-before-heard interviews with activists, leaders, and lay-people about the Civil Rights Movement. They listened to and talked about these very additions to the collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The interviews will also be archived at the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress. Listen to the archived conversations here.