Grits, Greens & Griots: African American Southerners Who Stayed - The North Carolina Story

This grant supports planning activities for the project "Grits, Greens & Griots (GGG):  African American Southerners Who Stayed." The project focuses on the North Carolina story of the Second Great Migration (1940-1970) and examines the motivations and experiences of African Americans who chose to remain in the South and confront the challenges of Jim Crow, rather than seek sanctuary in other parts of the country. The initiative will capture the oral history of elders, 85 years of age and older, who were born in the South and lived most of their lives in North Carolina. Through narratives and a photo exhibition their stories will be made public.