Houck talks Project South on NPR

Davis Houck-01Davis Houck, professor in the School of Communication, was featured on NPR’s history department blog on March 13.

The article is a plea for “historical crowdsourcing” using an archive at Stanford University called Project South. Initiated in summer 1965, eight students spread throughout the South under Stanford’s Institute of American History and KZSU, a campus radio station. Together they gathered over 300 hours of audio recordings from Dr. Martin Luther King, KKK meetings, Freedom Labor Union, Congress of Race Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and more.

Houck steered the writer, Linton Weeks, to the archive which has been little explored until now. Houck has been researching and writing about civil rights for years and emphasized what a remarkable resource the archive is.

Read the full article on NPR and find the Project South archives.