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UNC project boosts personal stories of history

The individual stories of more than 500 Southerners, describing their personal experiences of history, will be heard around the world, thanks to a federal grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The $505,232 award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will allow UNC to post the recorded interviews, which are among more than 3,700 collected by UNC's Southern Oral History Program, to the University Library's historical website "Documenting the American South".

These resources will be shared with teachers by School of Education Assistant Professor Cheryl Mason Bolick during her summer workshops on how to use "Documenting the American South" in their classrooms. The oral histories will also be posted on LEARN NC's website.