College Heights: A Community Story

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Center for Documentary Studies

Continuing Education Class on College Heights!

We have partnered with Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies in order to have a Spring Continuing Education course on the College Heights neighborhood. The course will be led by Michelle Lanier (acting director of North Carolina’s African American Heritage Commission), with assistance from Ben Filippo of Preservation Durham.

This course will set the stage for a broader involvement by CDS Continuing Education in the College Heights neighborhood in the summer of 2017. This class will help empower the neighborhood to tell their own story, of a thriving Black middle class in the midst of urban renewal and disinvestment. Students will learn best practices in oral history and documentary work more broadly. Each student will develop a project, or work collectively with other students to create a collaborative project. Mixed media is encouraged!

PD and Duke will cover the registration costs of three residents from the College Heights neighborhood, to ensure that as many people as possibly have the chance to tell their own stories and learn documentary skills! Please share the registration link with anyone who is interested, particularly those who grew up in or lived in/around the College Heights neighborhood.

(Click the link to register!)

For those who may not be tech-savvy, please refer them to April Walton at Center for Documentary Studies. (919) 660-3663.