Author Archives: Rachel Cotterman
Our collaborative research project with Harvey’s Chapel was recently featured in the Herald Sun and News and Observer: “Jim Crow forced rural black churches to move. A UNC project is finding the roads back.” – Catherine York, Herald Sun, 12/26/2017 … Continue reading
Listen to Field Scholars Rachel Cotterman and Carol Prince discuss this year’s progress on the Back Ways Project on the SOHP’s podcast, Press Record!
Last week I took a walk out to the former Harvey’s Chapel AME church site in the woods on the southwest side of Hillsborough, led by Harold Russell–a lifelong member of the church and community historian–and Tom Magnuson–one of the … Continue reading
Driving south along NC Highway 86—just as the road leaves the forests and fields between Hillsborough and Chapel Hill and enters city traffic over I-40—there is a small historical marker commemorating Harriet M. Berry, one of the leaders of North Carolina’s early … Continue reading