The Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project (EKAAMP): is a public humanities project designed to document and archive the unique cultural history of a diaspora of African Americans who partook in an intergenerational migration into and out of the Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky throughout the 20th century.  The Appalachian region often escapes the collective consciousness of Americana.  Even when representations of Appalachia do enter the cultural-historical discourse in academia or in the media, African Americans are rarely inscribed into the social heritage of this region.  LEARN MORE >>>

The Southern Historical Collection (SHC) encourages the study and appreciation of the history and culture of the American South by collecting, preserving and promoting the use of unique documentary materials of enduring historical value. The SHC does this to enable users to derive meanings from the southern past and to support the University of North Carolina’s mission of teaching, research and service. For more than eighty years scholars have been coming to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to explore the millions of documents on the American South in the Southern Historical Collection. LEARN MORE >>>