Sheree Scarborough practices the art of helping people and organizations tell their story. Whether through oral history, writing, public relations or marketing, she helps craft the word and gets the word out. Sheree has contracted with Texas Folklife since 2009 to promote the Big Squeeze Accordion Contest and the Accordion Kings & Queens Festival, and has recently expanded her work with Texas Folklife to promote other programs and projects including the 30th Anniversary. She is ABD in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and has held positions with the Harry Ransom Center and the Blanton Museum of Art. Since 2010, Sheree has divided her time between Floyd County, Virginia and Austin. She is the author of the recently published book, African American Railroad Workers of Roanoke: Oral Histories of the Norfolk & Western (History Press, 2014).
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