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The story of North Carolina’s Rocky Mount Mills

June 29, 2020

UNC’s Community Histories Workshop has developed Digital Rocky Mount Mills, a website with resources and information for those interested in the mill’s history, the North Carolina textile industry, K-12 pedagogy, African American genealogy, oral history and memory, historic preservation and economic development.

Front porch revival

May 18, 2020

With origins in the South, outdoor spaces are fostering a sense of ‘we are all in this together.’ Historians may look back at the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic as a time when people returned to their front porches, stoops, balconies and … Continued

Harvey Awards go to faculty work: housing app, game for hospitalized kids

May 2, 2019

Two faculty-led teams working on products to help people outside the University will receive a C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities at Carolina, which supply $75,000 in funding toward each project. One of these projects is a web app that will assist people in Orange and Durham counties, and is being created through Carolina’s Center for Urban and Regional Studies by William Rohe, director, and Michael Webb, senior research associate.

Tift Merritt and the lyrical language of history and place

October 11, 2018

Singer/songwriter Tift Merritt will receive a University Distinguished Alumna Award on University Day, Oct. 12. She is also the new performing artist-in-residence at Community Histories Workshop and will be working with CHW on the Dix Park project.

Capturing Community History

March 21, 2018

From textile mills to the state’s mental hospital, a team of UNC faculty, students and staff are engaging with North Carolina communities to tell their own complicated stories.