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Common Ground oral history and interview collection

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RG19-06

Scope and Contents

Common Ground (1995-2003) was a grass-roots organization that aimed to promote communication and understanding and improve relations among people of all races in Davidson.

This oral history collection contains interviews conducted with men and women who lived in the town of Davidson and was recorded by the Common Ground organization. The recordings provide insight into the complexities of race relations and racism in Davidson, NC, and at Davidson College during the 20th century by addressing historical legacies, institutional dynamics and influence, socio-economic disparities, systemic racism, racial oppression, segregation, and discrimination.

Additionally, the interviewees reflect on community initiatives, town development, and the drastic changes to the landscape of downtown Davidson that they witnessed during their lifetimes.

To learn more about Common Ground please review the maunscript collection, DC056: Common Ground Records, 1995-2003.

Dates

  • Creation: 1997 - 2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Some interviews in this sub-group may be subject to access restrictions designed to protect sensitive content or copyright. Interviews that do not have permission forms on file, or have other applied restrictions must be accessed onsite. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please email archives@davidson.edu.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this sub-group may be protected by copyright and other rights. In some cases, researchers must seek permission from the interviewee or their next of kin for quotation, reproduction, or publication. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please email archives@davidson.edu.

Extent

7 items

Language

English

Arrangement

This sub-group is organized into two series. Series one contains oral history interviews with community members involved in Common Ground. Series two contains recordings of Common Ground meetings.

Related Materials

Common Ground was formed in August 1995. The purpose of this grass-roots organization is to promote communication and understanding and improve relations among people of all races in Davidson. DC056: Common Ground Records, 1995-2003 chronicles the history of Common Ground.

Processing Information

Edits made to the scope and content note, subjects, and agents by intern Colby Katz, April 2024.

Genre / Form

Geographic

Topical

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories & Interviews (RG19) Repository