Michael is a senior at North Carolina Central University where he is majoring in History and Secondary Education. He has worked at the NCCU archives for the past year and a half, is a volunteer at Bennett Place and Duke Homestead State Historic Sites, and has tutored students at NCCU and W.G. Pearson Middle School. He is interested in public and oral history which he hopes to study in graduate school. He is a member of the C. A Jones History club, Pi Lambda Theta and Golden Key honors societies and was recently named to the Dean’s list for fall and spring semesters of 2009. During the summer of 2010 Michael developed a research project titled “New South Development: Black Durham in the Era of the Nadir” for the MURAP undergraduate program at UNC – Chapel Hill. This fall he will be working with the Durham County Library to transcribe audio files related to urban renewal in Durham, North Carolina during the nineteen-sixties as well a project aimed at digitizing Stagville, North Carolina’s largest antebellum slave plantation.