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Armenta Eaton

A conversation with second-generation voting-rights activist Armenta Eaton. Eaton is a civil-rights activist and plaintiff in the case against North Carolina's H.B. 589. Here she discusses what it was like growing up the daughter of voting rights activist Rosanell Eaton, her work organizing the Concerned…

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What is Rutherfurd Living History?

The Living History program is an innovative interview platform, oral history archive and media lab. We’re researching and creating new ways to use recorded interviews as tools for investigating, understanding and narrating current events and issues. The program is part of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


The Rutherfurd Living History Program's archives of newsmakers, news breakers, and more, running back to the early 1970s.

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