This August 2019 WUNC Radio interview with Frank Stasio on The State of Things highlights the plight of African American farmers and fishermen historically and in this face of current climate change. The number of black farmers in the United States has dropped exponentially since the beginning of the 20th century. 2017 data from the Department ofContinue reading NC African American Farmers and Fishermen
Stories of ecological drought and other extreme weather events in the Caribbean are best told by the people who experienced them firsthand. During the summer of 2018, I traveled to Puerto Rico with the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center and the U.S. Geological Survey to record the oral histories of resource managers attending a U.S.Continue reading Caribbean Voices – Oral History Project
In the days of high sea adventures – pirates and colonial sea trade – shipwrecks were not unusual. The horses you see here are a band or harem we saw December 2016 on Shackleford Banks, a small barrier island near the historic sea town of Beaufort, N.C. They are thought to be descendants of 16th orContinue reading Wild Horses on N.C. Beach – How and Where?
Go Pack! In many ways 2016 brought my career and education full circle. I taught journalism at my undergraduate alma mater – N.C. State University. From surprising class discussions, visits from professional reporters and communicators, and a special stop at a local television station, it was a year to remember. During the Spring and FallContinue reading A Year of Teaching Journalism at NCSU
When I tell people I’m curating a history exhibit in Cary, I’m surprised at the number of times they express surprise that Cary has a history predating the Research Triangle Park. Yes, Cary has a rich history, including a distinctive African American history. Learn about one leader in the town’s history during this special exhibit.Continue reading Exhibit Time – Reception Jan. 27 – Learn about Cary’s African American History, Jan. 11-Feb. 17