TODAY: NCSU Prof. Kofi Boone interview on WUNC 91.5 12-1pm
It Took A Neighborhood
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Tuesday, January 11 2011 by Amber Nimocks and Frank Stasio | Send to a friend
Williams remembers when everyone in her Southeast Raleigh neighborhood knew everyone else. In the first half of the 20th century, when segregation ruled the South, African-American communities were places of great economic and intellectual diversity and cultural depth. The centerpiece of the Southeast Raleigh community was Chavis Park, which drew crowds from across the region with its carousel, open spaces and sporting events. The memories of Williams and other Southeast Raleigh residents have been collected by a pair of North Carolina State University professors: Kofi Boone, assistant professor of landscape architecture; and Robin Dodsworth, assistant professor of linguistics. Host Frank Stasio talks with them about the history of Southeast Raleigh and the future of this changing area.