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Charles D. Thompson, Jr.

Charles D. Thompson, Jr.
Charles D. Thompson, Jr., coordinator of the SOHP's "Listening for a Change" initiatives on agricultural change and tobacco culture in Benson, North Carolina, and the aftermath of the floodwaters of Hurricane Floyd in eastern North Carolina, is Education and Curriculum Director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He holds a doctorate in Religious Studies from UNC-CH, and has authored the manuscript Borders Bleed: Mayan Identities and the Violence of Place.

Oral History Scholarship

  • Editor, with Melinda Wiggins, of The Hands that Feed Us: Farmworker Lives, Labor, and Advocacy (advance contract with University of Texas Press).
  • "Oral histories among farmers and farmworkers in Chatham County," guest lecture, UNC-CH oral history course, Dr. Spencie Love, professor, Sept. 1999.
  • "Cultural Grieving: Tobacco and Communities in North Carolina," WGET and WGBY radio interview. Conducted by Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa., May 1999.

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
(919) 962-0455