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January 2017

Hutchins Lecture: E. Patrick Johnson on Black Southern Queer Women

January 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Kresge Foundation Common Room, Graham Memorial 039, Graham Memorial, UNC- Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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In our first Hutchins Lecture of the semester, “The Beekeeper: Collecting Oral Histories of Black Southern Queer Women,” E. Patrick Johnson will discuss the methodological challenges he faced while conducting research about women as a man. He'll also perform excerpts from the oral histories he collected. Johnson is Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of two award-winning books, Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity, and Sweet Tea: Black Gay…

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February 2017

Hutchins Lecture: Julie Reed on Social Services in the Cherokee Nation

February 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library, 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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“What is the real basis of a public enterprise?”: The Cherokee Nation and the Social Safety Net In this lecture, Reed will discuss why nineteenth-century Cherokee people chose to surrender aspects of their holistic system of care for others rooted within a matrilineal clan system and governed by local community obligations and clan responsibilities that stretched across towns in favor of nationally administered social services by the Cherokee Nation to individual citizens. This shift ultimately resulted in the creation of…

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March 2017

Chandler Lecture: Trevon D. Logan & Caitlin Rosenthal on Slavery and Capitalism

March 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Davis Research Hub, 208 Raleigh St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, economic historians have produced a number of new studies that "reshape how view the connection between slavery and capitalism... show the role that coercion played in bringing about a modern market system that is more typically identified with freedom." Was the economic rise of the West dependent upon slavery, or has the economic impact of cotton production been overstated? Have historians of cotton's "empire" been playing fast and loose with the facts?…

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Music on the Porch: Counterclockwise String Band

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Hailing from points as distant as Montgomery, Alabama and Winneconne, Wisconsin, Counterclockwise String Band is (L-R) Tad Smith (dobro), Alan Barnosky (guitar, vocals), Palmyra Romeo (bass), Michael Malek (banjo), and Robert Thornhill (mandolin). Bridging the traditional and the progressive, this Triangle-based quintet offers its own unique interpretations of time-tested melodies. You can enjoy their tunes on YouTube or their website. This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

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