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October 2014

Music on the Porch: Lonnie Holley

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Please join us on the porch to appreciate a multimodal artist who defies all genres and categories. During his week-long visit to UNC-Chapel Hill in late September and early October, Lonnie Holley will visit classes in Art, Folklore, and American Studies, create new sculptures with found and recycled materials, engage in public conversations, and give a musical-spoken word performance, “Thumbs Up For Mother Universe,”at the Center. Over the last forty years, Holley has created an amazing series of sculptures, assemblages,…

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Film Screening: The Reconstruction of Asa Carter

October 2 @ 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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As part of the Stone Center’s Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film, the Center is pleased to co-sponsor a screening of the 2013 documentary film “The Reconstruction of Asa Carter,” directed by Douglas Newman. Forrest Carter was best known for his “autobiography,” The Education of Little Tree. Published as a memoir about his life as a Cherokee orphan in the Tennessee hills, the book was embraced by critics as a seminal work of Native American literature and topped the…

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Southern Research Circle poster session

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Stop by the Love House & Hutchins Forum to learn about twelve summer research projects funded by the Center. Our Southern Research Circle — graduate students in History, Anthropology, English & Comparative Literature, American Studies, City & Regional Planning, Environment & Ecology, Statistics & Operational Research, and the School of Education — will present their findings in poster format. Come learn about a range of exciting projects at the cutting edge of Southern Studies. From baptism rituals in Gullah culture…

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Music on the Porch: Joe Troop & Diego Sánchez

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

When self-described “North Carolina-born banjoist, fiddler, singer-songwriter and nomad” Joe Troop graduated from UNC and moved to Buenos Aires, says his bandmate Diego Sánchez, “he ruined everything.” Before that, Sánchez had claimed to be “the only banjo player in Argentina.” Now the acoustic world-music duo is returning stateside for their first U.S. tour, funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign. Join us on the porch at the Love House for a blend of traditional North Carolina and Latin American music,…

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Hutchins Lecture: Rebecca J. Scott

October 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room,
Wilson Library, 2nd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC United States
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In her Hutchins Lecture, titled “Tracing Atlantic Revolutions: One Family’s Itinerary,” Professor Scott will talk about the research that went into the writing of her recent book (coauthored with Jean M. Hébrard) Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Harvard UP, 2012; paperback, August 2014), which traces one family’s interaction with law and official documents across five generations.  The story begins in West Africa with the enslavement of a woman named Rosalie, then follows her to the French Caribbean…

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Tell About the South: Sharon Holland

October 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Sharon P. Holland (Editor), along with Managing Editor Kathleen Crosby, will speak about their work transitioning SLJ (The Southern Literary Journal) from the Department of English & Comparative Literature to UNC’s Department of American Studies. Taking a very well-known journal from its home in literary studies to a journal with interdisciplinary content is no small feat, and the editors will outline their process as well as sharing their thoughts on Southern Studies, the publishing industry, and contemporary scholarship in American Studies,…

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Music on the Porch: UNC Faculty Jazz Quintet

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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UNC’s resident jazz virtuosos

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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

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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