Brick By Brick

Jul 29, 2019

Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse: Turning Oral Histories into Short Films

Beyond the transcript, oral history interviews have a second life as primary sources for short films.

Jul 29, 2019  |  Brick By Brick

Drawing Democracy: North Carolina’s Gerrymandering History

As courts consider North Carolina’s voting districts, we review the long history of gerrymandering in the state.

Feb 22, 2019

Finding Freedom Through Oysters in 19th Century New York (Part Two)

Black History Month: The history of Sandy Ground, the first free-black community of the United States, and the impact the community had on the oyster industry in the 19th century.

Feb 18, 2019

Finding Freedom Through Oysters in 19th Century New York (Part One)

Black History Month Feature: The history of Thomas Downing's legacy regarding the oyster industry in 19th century New York.

Nov 8, 2018

Revisiting the CCC

A new digital archive about the Civilian Conservation Corps aims to revive knowledge about the CCC’s role providing opportunities for recreation and leisure to Virginia’s common people.

Jun 14, 2018

Interview with Dr. Linda Jacobs

An interview with Dr. Linda Jacobs on her talk at NC State “Creating Illusions: Arabs in America’s Fairs, 1876-1896,” which discussed the role of Syrian performers, merchants, and travelers at world’s fairs in the late nineteenth-century.

Mar 5, 2018

On “A Case for Colonialism”

A review of the controversy surrounding “The Case for Colonialism,” which appeared in the journal Third World Quarterly in September.

Jan 26, 2018

Reinhold Niebuhr, Public Intellectuals, and the History Student

Famed theologian Reinhold Niebuhr's legacy serves as an example to history students interested in using their skills to influence society.

Jan 26, 2018

Legacy Contamination: Where the Rubble Hits the Road

Legacy Contamination: Where the Past is Present

Oct 30, 2017

Interview: Filmakers of “An Outrage: a documentary film about lynching in the American South”

This post is an interview with NC State History MA Student Andrew Sperling and filmmakers Lance Warren and Hannah Ayers. On September 19, 2017, they screened An Outrage for history students and interested visitors at NC State.