A Conference for Collaboration

The Institute for African American Research and NCGrowth are hosting a multi-disciplinary conference to connect academic researchers and Black Communities across North America. By creating new collaborations, we will help to document, safeguard and enhance the life of these communities.


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Sounds of the Past: Audio Clips from Historic Black Towns & Settlements

February 5, 2018 • bc

  (Photo caption: Early members of the Eatonville, FL city council.  See:   In April 2015, the Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance (HBTSA) held a meeting at UNC.  HBTSA’s missions is “to protect and preserve for future generations the heritage, history and cultural traditions of Alliance members such that those who follow will […]

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Playwright Howard Craft on a Changing Durham

January 16, 2018 • Karla Slocum

We love this opinion piece by Durham native and award-winning playwright, Howard Craft. He shares his experience growing up in Durham and details the city’s spaces that were important of his formative years and professional development of his family and him.  Ultimately, we believe he gets to the heart of why Durham —it’s history, institutions, […]

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