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Les Voix du Mississippi

Senior Associate Director Bill Ferris spent much of December in France with his latest book, Les Voix du Mississippi, a French translation of his work on blues from the Mississippi Delta. In Les Voix and on an accompanying DVD, Ferris presents interviews with musicians, plus portraits, videos, and music.

Below, view several trailers for the book:

Screening + Q&A

The Center is pleased to co-sponsor a film screening and discussion with Negin Farsad, director of the award-winning 2012 documentary The Muslims Are Coming!  Together with Dean Obeidallah and several other Muslim-American comedians, Farsad toured the American “heartland” (including many Southern cities and towns) with two objectives: first, to dispel stereotypes through “Ask a Muslim” booths and Muslim-themed comedy shows, and second, to document the mixed responses that she and her fellow comics received. The documentary reflects Farsad and Obeidallah’s commitment to what they call “social justice comedy.”

Please join us at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 7 at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Building.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is planned and organized by the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. NCCAF will host its fourteenth annual comedy festival including over 160 acts of stand-up, sketch comedy, and musical improv in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Durham from February 6-16, 2014. The film screening and discussion are co-sponsored by UNC’s Department of American Studies, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, and Duke’s Center for Muslim Life.

Loose Leaf

Loose Leaf takes Southern Cultures from print to multimedia, and from quarterly to monthly. Stay tuned for regular digital features that expand conversations started in our pages.

Our January installment features founding editor emeritus John Shelton Reed. The co-author of Holy Smoke recently barbecued a halal goat under the (delicious) guise of research for his forthcoming book from UNC Press.

View all of the features here, and check back each month for more.

Julian Bond: Civil Rights, Then and Now

Civil rights pioneer and legislator Julian Bond delivered the 2013 Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs on November 19, 2013, with support from the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. Bond’s address, “Civil Rights, Then and Now,” followed the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in which he played an important part. It also made clear his unwavering commitment to social justice. As W. Hodding Carter III, Professor of Public Policy and Leadership at UNC, says of Bond, “[He] has been an indomitable long-distance runner in the nation’s ongoing struggle over civil rights.”

View his entire speech below:

Hutchins Lecture with James Wallace, Thursday, November 1, 2012 (Video)

James Wallace—Photojournalism and Its Role in Shaping and Preserving Local History from CSAS on Vimeo.

The theme for former Daily Tar Heel student photographer James Wallace (’64)’s Hutchins Lecture was “That we may know by our eyes.” It was presented in conjunction with the North Carolina Collection’s exhibit “Photographic Angles: News Photography in the North Carolina Collection” and co-sponsored with the Friends of the Library and Wilson Library’s North Carolina Collection. The lecture also served as the keynote for a Civil Rights in Chapel Hill Celebration Weekend (Nov. 1-3) spearheaded by the Southern Oral History Program and the Jackson Center for Saving and Making History.

James Wallace served for 25 years as director of Imaging and Photographic Services at the Smithsonian Institution. He is the author of a new book of photographs,  Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1961–1964, and currently serves on the board of advisers of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication.