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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1350)
Seth M. Kotch (Project Director: December 2011 to July 2016)
Joshua Clark Davis (Co Project Director: December 2011 to July 2016)

Collaborative Research
Research Programs

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$129,072 (approved)
$126,596 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2013 – 7/31/2015

Eyewitnesses to the Movement: Black, White, and Multiracial Media in Civil Rights-Era North Carolina

Collection, digitization, and online publication of oral histories related to media and civil rights in North Carolina in the 1970s. (18 months)

"Eyewitnesses to the Movement" will study the media environment in the wake of the civil rights movement of the 1960s by conducting oral history and archival research on a variety of radio stations, television stations, and newspapers in 1970s North Carolina. The project includes extensive background research on the television station WTVD, the radio stations WVSP and WAFR, the newspapers The Carolina Times and The Carolinian, and more. Researchers will conduct approximately 50 digital oral history interviews, that will be published online with robust interpretive content.