Christy Davenport

Christy Davenport

Christy Davenport


Christy Davenport is a PhD candidate who grew up in a home built prior to the 1840's in Hertford, NC, where her interest in antebellum southern history was fostered at an early age. Her current research was strongly influenced by this and includes the US South and the Civil War, with a focus on enslaved life and identity, cultural aspects of the 19th century, maroon communities, and the environmental history of the upper south.  Christy can be reached via e-mail at


B.A. in History, Secondary Education from Elizabeth City State University

Research Interests

US South, Civil War, Antebellum South, Cultural History, African American, Oral History


"Expanding the Realm of the Underground Railroad: Freedoms found in Maroon Communities" October, 2017, North Carolina Museum of the Albemarle's 50th Anniversary Celebration, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Decisions in Battle: A Psychological Look at Key Figures in the Civil War

Honors & Awards

Phi Alpha Theta
Melvin L. Murphy, Outstanding Research in History, ECSU

Research Experience

Social Studies Teacher, Craven County, NC 2015-2016
Cemetery Studies Intern, cataloging 19th-20th Century African American gravesites, 2013-2015
Story Specialist, NC Civil War Center

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