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October 2014

Tell About the South: Frank Baumgartner

October 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join us at the Center for a lunchtime discussion with Frank R. Baumgartner, the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Baumgartner is co-author of The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence, and since coming to Carolina he has researched the death penalty’s demise nationally as well as in North Carolina.  With colleagues Isaac Unah (Political Science) and Seth Kotch (American Studies), he is working on a book tentatively titled A…

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November 2014

Charleston Lecture by James E. Ferguson II

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center,
UNC-Chapel Hill, 150 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Please join us in the Stone Center Theatre, where groundbreaking civil rights lawyer James E. Ferguson II will present the 2014 Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs,  titled “Fifty Years–Everything is Different–But Not Much Has Changed.” Co-sponsored by UNC School of Law, the Center for Civil Rights, the Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History,  this lecture will address the legacy of the Voting Rights Act, fifty years after its…

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Hutchins Lecture by CheFarmer Matthew Raiford

November 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kresge Foundation Common Room, Graham Memorial 039,
Graham Memorial, UNC- Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC United States
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In our next Hutchins Lecture, titled “Sustainable, Organic, & Slow: Restoring the Legacy of Black Family Farms,” Chef & Farmer Matthew Raiford will discuss returning home after a quarter of a century to help restore his family farm. Gilliard Farms has been in Raiford’s family since 1874 and is a Georgia Centennial Family Farm. But what does it mean to be a modern-day farmer in the 21st century and still be sustainable, organic, and slow? CheFarmer Raiford is currently the…

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Panel Discussion: From George Wallace to New Orleans After Katrina: Southern Race and Politics on Film

November 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Freedom Forum Room at Carroll Hall,
School of Journalism, Room 305, Chapel Hill, 27514
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Please join us in the Freedom Forum on Tuesday, November 18 at 4:30 pm for a panel discussion, using documentary films as the starting point for a larger conversation about how race relations have unfolded in Southern politics. Sharing clips from their own work, our guests will engage the legacies of African Americans who directly challenged Jim Crow, the white segregationists who resisted those challenges, and political actors of all races and approaches. The panelists will explore what has and has not…

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Film Screening + Q&A: Getting Back to Abnormal

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Full Frame Theater,
American Tobacco Campus, Durham,
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Join us at the Full Frame Theater in Durham’s American Tobacco Campus for a provocative exploration of Southern race and politics on film, followed by a Q&A with Producer/Director Paul Stekler. New Orleans’ long history of political dysfunction and complicated racial dynamics gets a new lease on life when Stacy Head, a polarizing white woman, wins a seat on the city council after the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Four years later, she needs black votes to get reelected. But will…

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December 2014

Southern Cultures: Best of Food Issue + Winter Issue double release party

December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join us on December 4th to celebrate two new publications by Southern Cultures: The Best Of Food Issue and our Winter 2014 Issue. April McGreger of Farmer’s Daughter Brand pickles & preserves (featured in the “Best Of” issue), will cater the event. Phil Blank, who painted the Best Of Food cover, will provide tunes with his klezmer band, Gmish. And Bernie Herman, whose writing is featured in both issues, will discuss eating Hog Island sheep barbacoa.  

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