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Gorham Bird poses for a headshot in front of a building with columns

Gorham Bird, an assistant professor of architecture in Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC), recently appeared on Troy Public Radio’s “In Focus with Carolyn Hutcheson.” He discussed efforts to preserve the Rosenwald Schools, structures across rural Alabama where African American children were educated in the segregated South. 

Bird is part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers from CADC and the College of Liberal Arts who have several projects underway designed to document and preserve African American and Civil Rights history. The team was recently awarded a National Park Service grant to preserve the Tankersley School in Hope Hull, Alabama. They also have created an exhibition of their research on the Rosenwald Schools at the Museum of Alabama, part of the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery.

Listen to Bird’s interview on “In Focus.”