Better Practices in Community History

Workshop Recording

View the January 30 workshop held at Chapel Hill Public Library.

Workshop Resources

Archiving at the John Hope Franklin Research Center

The John Hope Franklin Research Center in the Rubenstein Library collects, preserves and promotes the use of published and unpublished primary sources for the exploration, understanding and advancement of scholarship of the history and culture of Africa and people of the African Diaspora in the Americas.

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

Lessons from the Field: Community Memory Work with Civil Rights Veterans

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

Wesley Hogan
Research Professor John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute

Workshop Slides

Download the slides from Danita Mason-Hogans and Wesley Hogan's workshop presentation.


Money Talks

Download Fanny GarcĂ­a's article, "Money Talks: Narrator Compensation in Oral History"


Release vs. Consent

Download the "bad" release form, its analysis, and the preferred consent form used by Duke.


Legal Frameworks

Download Arnetta Girardeau's article "Invisible Legal Frameworks in Cultural Heritage."


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