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September 2015

Music on the Porch: Lakota John & Kin

September 3 @ 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 at the Center for an evening of blues music! A proud Lumbee and Oglala Nation family of talented musicians, Lakota John & Kin are based out of Robeson County, North Carolina. At 18 years old, Lakota John is a master guitarist with a voice that sounds beyond his years. He grew up listening to his dad’s music collection, picked up the harmonica at age seven, and added the guitar at age nine. A year later, he bought himself a…

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New Roots Latino/a Roundtable

September 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Since 2007, faculty, staff, and students at UNC have conducted oral history interviews on issues related to Latino migration to North Carolina and the formation of Latino communities. This project, called New Roots, was awarded an NEH grant in 2014 to make the collection accessible to new regional, national, and global audiences, particularly within Spanish-speaking Latino and Latin American communities. At this Tell About the South, hear from New Roots partners, including the Latino Migration Project, the Southern Oral History…

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Governors’ Film Screening & Conversation: The Toughest Job

September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center,
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Join us in the FedEx Global Education Center for a film screening and conversation with former Mississippi Governor William Winter and former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt. This Southern Documentary Project film received the 2015 Emmy for Best Historical Documentary from the Southeast division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Governor Winter was awarded the 2008 Profile in Courage award for his heroic efforts to sponsor, promote, and sign into law Mississippi’s Education Reform Act of 1982.…

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Rostros del Tiempo Art Reception

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This fall the Center is honored to showcase a photography collection titled Rostros del Tiempo: Faces of Time. Taken by Charles D. Thompson, Jr., these portraits depict the faces of former Braceros (or sometimes their widows, who stand for them) who once worked in U.S. fields, harvesting crops and providing food for American consumers from 1942-1964. These elderly men and women gather every Sunday in Ciudad Juarez to protest because they still have not received the retirement benefits they earned…

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Hutchins Lecture: Sam W. Haynes

September 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room,
Wilson Library, 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Join us in the Pleasants Room at Wilson Library for the first James and Marguerite Hutchins Lecture of 2015-16, as Dr. Sam W. Haynes presents a lecture on “Unbecoming Southern: The Roots of Texas Exceptionalism.” Many Texas historians have argued that the bitter experience of the Civil War prompted white Texans in later years to downplay their southern roots. In an effort to disassociate from the trauma of the Lost Cause, they tailored their historical memory to give greater emphasis…

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Music on the Porch: Eric Przedpelski Quartet

September 24 @ 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 at the Love House for one of the hottest jazz acts in the Triangle. The quartet includes bandleader Eric Przedpelski on saxophone, David Klingman on piano, Philip Norris on bass, and Atticus Reynolds on drums. Fresh off a summer concert series in New Jersey, the quartet will celebrate the release of their debut album, Wild Goose Chase. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

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October 2015

Music on the Porch: Scrapyard

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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This international collaboration features noted guitarists Adriano Viterbini from Rome and Reed Turchi from Memphis. The duo’s exploration of styles and sounds began with an impromptu performance in 2013, and they have since toured and recorded in the U.S. and Italy. The two have a minimalist, dark blues chemistry overflowing with Delta slide and pulsing electric guitar–or, as Mojo Station reports, “Scrapyard consta di otto brani in cui la matrice sonora è data dal Blues nelle sue forme Hill-Country e…

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Music on the Porch: Laney Jones and the Spirits

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Raised on an exotic animal farm in rural Mount Dora, Florida, Laney Jones sings tales of love and adventure with a voice that has been described as “a mix of lemon, molasses, gin and gunpowder.” Backed by Matthew Tonner (guitar), Curtis Seligson (bass, mandolin, dobro) and Alex Shames (percussion), Laney ranges from banjo to ukelele to guitar and harmonica. The band, which has opened for Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, and Rascal Flatts, is releasing a new album this fall. You…

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Hutchins Lecture: Tracy K’Meyer

October 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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“The promise and failure,” “the rise and retreat,” the “failed social experiment”—these are terms used by scholars and pundits to characterize the lost battle for school desegregation in the South and across the nation.  But, drawing on nearly 100 oral history interviews, Tracy K’Meyer uncovers an alternative story of black and white allies fighting for and defending the integration of the Louisville and Jefferson County public schools as part of a broader struggle for racial equality.  By attending to the…

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Southern Research Circle poster session

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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