Kali Ahset Amen of WRFG, Atlanta, Georgia’s Pacifica Radio station, recently interviewed Professor Ragsdale for the midday news show “The Progressive News Hour.” The interview focused on The Black Towns Project and Professor Ragsdale’s work to document the  Black Towns of the United States. The interview is available for listening below. To hear Kali Ahset’s […]


April 4, 2018


From The Alcade: In 1989, Everett Fly, BAr ’75, a landscape architect from San Antonio, flew to central Florida and drove to the Orange County clerk’s office. There, he requested a map showing Eatonville, one of the oldest black towns in the United States. Continue reading the article at The Alcade.

TheRoot.com: History’s Lost Black Towns

June 20, 2012

From TheRoot.com: Black Americans have played a vital role in building this nation. Eager to live and prosper as free people, we have established our own towns since Colonial times. Many of these communities were destroyed by racial violence or injustice, while some just died out. The Root looks at the history of these lost […]

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