Join us on Thursday, November 9th from 6pm-7pm for a free, virtual presentation and conversation about racially-restrictive land practices in Durham County. Reckoning with Racial Covenants Public WorkshopThursday, November 9th, 6:00 – 7:00pmLearn about, transcribe, and discuss racial covenants in Durham.Register here.
Thanks to an engaged group of community members, we have made great progress on our draft of a resolution, with an accompanying letter, for city and county leaders about racial covenants in Durham. If you have attended one of our workshops, or participated in the transcription process, we would greatly appreciate your input to help us progress in the work. Please join us for our monthly meetup on Monday, September 25th, […]
We are excited to share the newly launched Curriculum Kit, which contains pilot exercises, sample deeds, a slide deck and additional resources that K-12 educators can use for teaching students about racial covenant clauses in Durham. Project team members may be able to assist educators; please reach out [email protected] Download the full Curriculum Kit here! The Curriculum Kit was developed […]
With generous funding from the Civic Switchboard initiative, members of the Hacking into History (HIH) project team partnered with local educators in Durham, North Carolina in October 2021 to launch The Civic Educators Pilot project. How can educators use primary source documentation to facilitate place-based historical learning in classrooms? Do these approaches deepen understanding, particularly with difficult subject matter? These […]
With generous funding from the Civic Switchboard initiative, members of the Hacking into History (HIH) project team partnered with local educators in Durham, North Carolina in 2022 to launch The Civic Educators Pilot project. The purpose of the pilot was to explore how primary source materials can be used in classroom settings to support place-based historical understanding. Recruited participants from […]
“Why is my neighborhood so white?” Avery Patterson, a participant in WUNC’s 2022 Youth Reporting Institute talked with Durham’s Assistant Register of Deeds and Hacking Into History collaborator, J. T. Tabron to explore answers to this question. Listen to the interview and read the transcript.
The Hacking Into History project Hacking Into History: Reckoning With Racial Covenants in Durham County is a collaborative project between DataWorks NC, The School of Library and Information Sciences Library at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and the Durham County Register of Deeds. Using community-generated data, the project team and participants unearth racially-restrictive covenants in Durham property deeds between 1920 […]
Hacking into History’s next public workshop is Thursday, July 14th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The project team will prepare us with tools for collaborating, explain what racial covenants are and their history in Durham and train us up on creating the data to map racially-restrictive deed covenants. We would love to have you join us! You can learn more about […]