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David Cecelski is Whichard Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities
at East Carolina University. He is the author of Along Freedom Road:
Hyde County, North Carolina and the Fate of Black Schools in the South
and co-editor of Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898
and Its Legacy.
As part of the SOHP's Listening
for a Change initiative, Cecelski produces the monthly interview series
"Listening to History: A North
Carolina Mosaic" for the Raleigh News & Observer.
Cecelski's most recent work, A Historian's Coast: Adventures into the
Tidewater Past, draws on a series of essays that he published in Coastwatch,
a magazine produced by the North Carolina Sea Grant Program.
Selected Oral History Publications
- Along Freedom Road: Hyde County, North Carolina and the Fate
of Black Schools in the South (UNC Press, 1998)
- A Historian's Coast: Adventures into the Tidewater Past (John
H. Blair, 2000).
- "Eddie McCoy's Struggle for Freedom," Carolina Comments [North
Carolina Division of Archives and History], Vol. 46, No. 2, July 1998.
- "If You Could Hear What I Hear," Carolina Alumni Review,
Vol. 88, No. 4, July/Aug. 1999.
- "In Praise of Home Cooking," Raleigh News & Observer, Nov.
- "Listening to History," Raleigh News & Observer, ongoing
series, June 1998-present.
- "Ordinary Sin," The Independent Weekly, Mar. 19, 1997.
- "The Homefront's Dispossessed," Southern Exposure, Vol. 23,
No. 2, Summer 1995.