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Jacquelyn Hall's History 170: Desegregation & The Inner Life of Chapel Hill Schools
History 170 converged with a number of other university and community-based projects, offering important examples of the SOHP's ongoing effort to reach out both within and beyond the academy: Throughout the semester, students worked closely with community experts such as Civil Rights activist and Chapel Hill native, Edwin Caldwell, Jr., and local documentarian, Bob Gilgor, who was creating an exhibit commemorating the history of Lincon High School (Gilgor's exhibit, "OCTS-Lincoln High School: Mighty Tigers," is open to the public at the Chapel Hill Museum through October 14, 2001). The students also exchanged ideas with Della Pollock's Communication Studies 161 class, a performance and oral history course that was also investigating race relations and desegregation. At the end of the term History 170 and Communication Studies 161 students shared multi-media presentations and interpretive performances of their research in a public event marked by lively group discussion. Finally, the students' interviews will inform an upcoming study of the education of African American children in the South, conducted by UNC professors Jim Leloudis and George Noblit.
The Southern Oral History Program
(a component of the UNC Center for the Study of the American South)
CB#9127, 406 Hamilton Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9127