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Mapping Black Towns
March 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
Over the past two centuries, more than two hundred black towns have been created to provide security and freedom for people of African descent in the U.S. At this event, scholars will discuss black town formation as well as the triumphs, dreams, and struggles associated with social, economic and environmental dimensions of black life. Join us in this opportunity to hear about digital, textual, photographic, and material evidence for presenting the realities of black towns, past and present.
Cynthia Copeland, Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University
Edward González-Tennant, Anthropology, University of Central Florida
Cheryl LaRoche, American Studies, University of Maryland
Danielle Purifoy, Geography, UNC-Chapel Hill
Andrea Roberts, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University
Melissa Stuckey, History, Elizabeth City State University
Karla Slocum, Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Thursday, March 28, 2019 8:30 am- 12pm
Toy Lounge, Fourth Floor of Dey Hall, 200 South Road