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TORREN L. GATSON

PUBLICLY-ENGAGED SCHOLAR

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HISTORY IS MY VOCATION AND ADVOCATION

Torren Gatson is an Assistant Professor in the History department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A native of Delaware, he obtained both his bachelor's and master's degrees from North Carolina Central University. He went on to receive his Ph.D. from Middle Tennessee State University.

 

Gatson is a trained public historian and scholar of Southern United States history. His work emphasizes nineteenth and twentieth century African American built environments, with a particular interest in African American material culture. Gatson works with communities to build lasting public products that reflect the dynamic and difficult aspects of African American history.

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CURRICULUM VITAE

PROFESSIONAL MEDIA

Gatson has engaged numerous professional communities via interviews, lectures, and public talks. View some examples here   

CURIOUS OBJECTS PODCAST

Gatson’s research paints a compelling picture of skilled African American labor in the Antebellum South

Unsung Heroes'Yes, and Cafe' Podcast
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THE UNSUNG HEROES PROJECT

A collaborative project to document untold stories of the Civil Rights Movement 

Featuring Torren Gatson, Matthew Barr, and Antigre Farmer