Better Practices in Community History Workshop

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  • Have you been asked to record your story for an oral history, a print interview, or other media project?
  • Are you interested in or planning a public history project?
  • Does your organization own or use oral histories?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, this workshop is for you. 

Let’s talk…

  • Money: Who writes the budget? Who provides the funding? Who gets paid?
  • Consent: Who writes the agreement? Can we change our minds? If yes, when? 
  • Ownership: Who owns these stories? Who can use them? Who profits from this work?

Together, we will co-create a local practice, rooted in equity, for how we document and share the stories of our communities.

Conversation leaders:

Wesley Hogan
Research Professor of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute

John Gartrell
Director, John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History & Culture

Molly Luby
Community History Coordinator, Chapel Hill Public Library

Danita Mason-Hogans
Civil Rights Historian, Educator, Speaker, Activist

Sponsored by:

  • Bridging the Gap with Danita Mason-Hogans
  • Women of the Movement
  • Lincoln/OCTS Alumni Association
  • Chapel Hill Public Library