Author Archives: Rachel Cotterman

About Rachel Cotterman

Study of American South

Placing the History of Harvey’s Chapel

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

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Setting Inequality in Stone: Race and “Good Roads”

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

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