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Mapping Black Towns Symposium

March 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Over the past two centuries, more than 200 Black towns have been created to provide security and freedom for people of African descent in the United States. At the symposium, archaeologists, anthropologists, geographers and historians will present their research on black town formation as well as the triumphs, dreams and struggles associated with social, economic and environmental dimensions of black town life. Audience members will have an opportunity to hear about digital, textual, photographic and material evidence for presenting the realities of Black towns past and present.

Panelists will include:

Cynthia Copeland, Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University

Edward Gonzalez-Tennant, Anthropology, University of Central Florida

Cheryl LaRoche, American Studies, University of Maryland

Danielle Purifoy, Geography, UNC-Chapel Hill

Andrea Roberts, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University

Melissa Stuckey, History, Elizabeth City State University

Karla Slocum, Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill



March 28, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm