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Angela Hornsby Awarded 2000 Conrad Oral History Research Fellowship

Angela Hornsby
UNC-CH history doctoral student Angela Hornsby is the recipient of the Southern Oral History Program's inaugural Conrad Oral History Research Fellowship. The fellowship, established by Duke University professor of economics Dr. Robert F. Conrad in honor of the memory of his parents, Harold S. and Dorothy Elizabeth Bean Conrad, supports oral history research and scholarly writing related to the issue of community service. Hornsby will use the fellowship to further her work with the SOHP's "Listening for a Change: North Carolina Communities in Transition" initiative on new immigrants and neighborhood change in the Northeast Central neighborhood of Durham.

The Conrad Oral History Research Fellowship is a component of the Harold S. and Dorothy Elizabeth Bean Conrad Oral History Endowment, established by Robert Conrad in 1990 to "to provide support for the collection, transcription, and maintenance of oral histories of men and women like my mother and father." A resident of the Waughtown neighborhood of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Harold Speas Conrad was born on a farm and moved to the city, where he worked in a textile mill, as a milkman, and ultimately became a long-haul truck driver. Dorothy Elizabeth Bean Conrad worked for many years at the Hanes hosiery mill. Among other SOHP projects, the Conrad Oral History Endowment contributed to the work of photographer Bill Bamberger and writer Cathy Davidson, who produced the book Closing: The Life and Death of an American Factory on the demise of the White Furniture Co. plant in Mebane, North Carolina.

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