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USING PROJECT-BASED LEARNING TO RECOVER AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
IN ELIZABETH CITY, NC
JUNE 16, 2021
Between 2017 and 2021, students at Elizabeth City State University have participated in several projects and events related to local African American history in Elizabeth City, N.C. under the direction of Dr. Melissa N. Stuckey. Elizabeth City has been the site of nationally significant events occurring from the era of slavery through the Civil Rights movement. In spite of this, the city and region rarely get more than passing mention in scholarship about African American history. Dr. Stuckey will highlight her use of project-based learning and public engagement that has resulted in building up the archive of source material available for the study and public awareness of African American history in Elizabeth City.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
SEPTEMBER 8-9, 2021
Housed at the Institute of African American Research, Student Learning to Advance Truth and Equity (SLATE) is a University-wide initiative designed to engage undergraduates in a critical understanding of race, racism, and racial equity, especially concerning African Americans. In May 2021, SLATE awarded ten research fellowships to outstanding undergraduates across a range of disciplines and paired them with faculty research fellows to engage in novel learning opportunities in original, faculty-mentored research. The Fall 2021 SLATE Undergraduate Research Symposium serves as a showcase of their scholarship.