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Student-curated Civil War Exhibit at Wilson Library, Thursday, April 24 at 5:00 pm

drummerboyJoin us at UNC’s Wilson Library for the opening reception of a student-curated exhibit on Civil War poetry, fiction, images, and other archival materials. The exhibit, titled Imagining the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1900, grew out of a course on American literature taught by Professor Eliza Richards.

The students will explain and provide context for the items they selected and researched. Among the items on view will be The Woman in Battle, Loreta Janeta Velazquez’s 1876 memoir about fighting in the Civil War disguised as a man, and an 1862 poem, “Sinking of the Cumberland,” which describes an early instance of modern naval warfare.

Justin Robinson & Friends @ Long View Center, Friday, April 25 at 7:30 pm

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SOHP Interns Performance, Wednesday, April 30 at 3:00 pm

On Wednesday, April 30 at 3:00 pm on the front porch of the Love House and Hutchins Forum, four undergraduate interns with the Southern Oral History Program will share a live performance based on their collected oral histories from this spring semester. Their project focused on gay and lesbian student activism and life at UNC-Chapel Hill from the 1970s onward, and their interviewees shared many remarkable stories. Join us as they give voice to a sampling of individuals who had something to say about the past. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.Lambda newsletter

Film Screening & Discussion, Friday, April 11 at 7:00 pm

Editor & DragonPlease join CSAS and the N.C. Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists as we present a free screening of The Editor and the Dragon in the Freedom Forum. Produced and directed by Walt Campbell and Martin Clark, this film relates the story of a small-town newspaper editor and his confrontation with the Ku Klux Klan. Following the film screening, we will host a panel discussion featuring Ken Ripley, veteran publisher, owner, and editor of the Spring Hope Enterprise; Cash Michaels, award-winning editor, chief reporter/ photographer and columnist for The Carolinian; and Phoebe Zerwick, prize-winning investigative journalist with the Winston-Salem Journal and O, The Oprah Magazine. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jock Lauterer, a Senior Lecturer in community journalism at UNC. The Freedom Forum is located on the third floor of Carroll Hall, room 305. For a searchable map of the UNC campus, please click here.

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In 1953, Horace Carter earned a Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service for his reporting on the KKK. Carter persevered in the face of death threats and used the editorial authority of North Carolina’s Tabor City Tribune to protest the Klan’s racist rhetoric and vigilantism. Carter’s bold reporting and the unwavering integrity of his editorials helped lead to the first federal intervention in the South during that era and to the arrest and conviction of nearly 100 klansmen. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary film relates the story of Carter’s courage and the battle for the soul of a small North Carolina town.

This event is free and open to the public.

Southern Feminisms Panel at the Stone Center, Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00 pm

Southern FeminismsThe Carolina Women’s Center and the Southern Oral History Program present a speaker and panel discussion with graduate students, recent alumni, and current student activists on intersectional feminist identities and southern culture.

The speakers will discuss histories of feminist activism across diverse communities in the southern United States. This event will encourage group discussions about individuals’ personal experiences with feminisms in the South and provide an opportunity to learn about oral history collection as a tool for sharing these stories. This event, to be held in the Hitchcock Multipurpose Room at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, is free and open to the public.


Anna Krome-Lukens, PhD, U.S. History, UNC-Chapel Hill

Sarah McNamara, PhD Candidate, U.S. History, UNC-Chapel Hill

Ivanna Gonzalez, Autry Fellow, MDC