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Remembering Jim Crow is produced in cooperation with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and its Behind the Veil oral history project. The radio program, recorded excerpts from the interview collection and a major new study of the period by Duke University scholars are available in a book/CD set titled, Remembering Jim Crow, published by The New Press in association with the Center for Documentary Studies.

The radio documentary, Remembering Jim Crow, is based, in part, on Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South, a multi-year oral history project conducted by The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Directors of Behind the Veil are Duke University historians, William H. Chafe, Raymond Gavins, and Robert Korstad. Research assistance for the radio program was provided by Keisha Roberts, Paul Ortiz and Iris Tillman Hill. Original music written and performed by Bob Ekstrand.

Producer Stephen Smith is the managing editor of American RadioWorks. He reports on wide range of international and domestic issues, including international human rights, science and health, race relations and American history. Documentary projects for All Things Considered and other programs have taken Smith to Asia, Europe, the Balkans, South Africa, Latin America and other destinations. He also reports on diverse social and cultural issues across the United States.

Smith is the winner of broadcast journalism's most prestigious honor, the 1999-2000 duPont-Columbia University Gold Baton, as well as many other national journalism awards. Smith was a 1992-93 William Benton Fellow at the University of Chicago, where he earned a Master's degree in the Humanities. Smith is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he majored in English Literature.

Associate Producer Kate Ellis, Ph.D. is an anthropologist completing a book on the legacy of Jim Crow segregation in southwest Louisiana. Ellis earned her Ph.D. in anthropology at Columbia University, and was a fellow at Boston University’s Institute on Race and Social Division. Ellis was also a visiting scholar at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA, and a visiting research associate at the Murray Research Center at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Coordinating Producer Sasha Aslanian produced daily news magazines, news specials and talk shows for Minnesota Public Radio for eight years before joining American RadioWorks. Most recently, she produced the regional edition of MPR's All Things Considered, winning a Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio and Television for a series on life in Minnesota in 1900. In 1995, Aslanian was a fellow with the French-American Foundation, working for Radio-Television Luxembourg in Paris. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French Literature from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

Executive Producer: Bill Buzenberg

Editor: Deborah George

Project Directors: Matt Weiland, Nancy Fushan.

Associate Producer: Stephanie Curtis

Consultants: Darlene Clark Hine, Michigan State University; Leon Litwack, University of California, Berkeley; Kenneth Warren, University of Chicago.

Interns: Rachel Miller, Seth Lind, Tina Tennesen.

Web Manager: John Pearson

Web Art Director: Darby Laing

Online Producer: Emily Thompson

Special Thanks: Robert Ikard; Gail O'Brien, North Carolina State University.

American RadioWorks is the Documentary Project of Minnesota Public Radio and NPR News.

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