About This Website

This website has been made possible through a grant for the National Center for Technology and Training, of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

We thank the Penn Center, Executive Director Walter Mack and staff for their assistance in developing this project.  Also for their permission to use archival photographs from their collections housed at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  We also thank all of the community members who took time out of their busy schedules to be interviewed for this project – it would not have been possible without you.


Project Conception and writing: Elizabeth Brabec, Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Video Direction and development: Gordon McLennan
Videographer and Still Photographer: Paul Keyserling
Web design: Preston Chuhon
Video Editing: Michael Chmara


Any errors, inaccuracies or omissions are the sole responsibility of Elizabeth Brabec.