The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources/Arts Council has an opening for a Research Historian. The primary purpose of this position is to act as Research Historian for Green Books’ “Oasis Spaces”: African American Travel in NC, 1936-1966, a federally-funded project of the NC African American Heritage Commission. The Research Historian will be charged with the principal duty of researching the 327 North Carolina sites listed in “The Negro Motorist Green Book” between 1936 and 1966. The Research Historian will work to identify approximate locations of forty-six (46) sites with “unknown” statuses, verify and fact-check existing data, collect archival materials related to NC Green Book sites, write historical literature detailing their research process, and occasionally engage with stakeholders and project partners. The Research Historian will also manage student interns as they produce work and collect data to support his or her primary duties. The Research Historian’s research will provide the foundation for a traveling exhibit, and will be used to develop an interactive “NC Green Books’ ‘Oasis Spaces'” web portal.

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