Posts Tagged ‘Behind the Veil’

Remembering Leslie Brown

Remembering Leslie Brown

“My family is from the South, and I began my career as a historian sitting under the dining room table listening to the grown folks talk.” —Leslie Brown We at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) were very saddened to learn of Leslie Brown’s recent passing, and have always known how fortunate we were that our […]


Remembering Raymond Gavins

Remembering Raymond Gavins

Raymond Gavins, who passed away May 22, 2016, is remembered fondly and with gratitude by all of us at the Center for Documentary Studies. CDS is extremely fortunate to have worked with Gavins from its outset. In 1991, the year after we opened our doors at Duke University, he became project director of CDS’s Behind the […]


Now Available Online: Jim Crow Oral History Recordings from the Behind the Veil Project

Now Available Online: Jim Crow Oral History Recordings from the Behind the Veil Project

One hundred oral history recordings of African American life in the Jim Crow South—from the Center for Documentary Studies’ Behind the Veil project—have been digitized and are now available on the Duke University Libraries website and iTunesU. This digital collection captures the vivid personalities, poignant personal stories, and behind-the-scenes decision-making that bring to life the […]


“Living with Jim Crow” Wins Oral History Association Biennial Book Award

"Living with Jim Crow" Wins Oral History Association Biennial Book Award

Living with Jim Crow: African American Women and Memories of the Segregated South (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) by Anne Valk and Leslie Brown, recently won the 2011 Oral History Association biennial book award. The award was established in 1993 to recognize a published book that uses oral history to make a significant contribution to contemporary scholarship; […]