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Voices From the Plains: The Black Legacies of Auburn Alabama




Puckett, Jerryn

Type of Degree

Master's Thesis




This study explores the legacies of African Americans in Auburn Alabama beginning with the city’s founding and ending with desegregation of Auburn’s schools. The first section focuses on slavery, the migration of African Americans into Auburn, their experiences, and the surviving plantation houses in the area. The second section explores community. It highlights experiences during segregation, African American businesses, and culture. The third section is about education. It also looks at the experiences of African Americans under segregation but also the impact of the schools on their graduates, and the impact of desegregation to the developed community. The content of this study primarily comes from oral histories and documents obtained through history harvests. Supplementary data was obtained through primary and secondary sources.