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December 2016

Hutchins Lecture: Nancy MacLean on Free-Market Fundamentalism

December 1, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
University Room, Hyde Hall, Hyde Hall, UNC- Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, United States
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“Free-Market Activists and School Desegregation” Suppose that something long understood as an ending was really a beginning. What if the white South’s massive resistance to the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision proved to be not just the death rattle of Jim Crow, but also the dawn of free-market fundamentalism in practice? In this James & Marguerite Hutchins lecture, Historian Nancy MacLean reveals how northern advocates of neoliberalism--the push to dismantle popular reforms of the New Deal and the Progressive…

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Winter Issue Launch @ the Nasher

December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the Winter Issue of Southern Cultures at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Curator Trevor Schoonmaker will discuss the current exhibit, Southern Accent, with artists Jeff Whetstone and Stacy Lynn Waddell. Selections from Southern Accent and an earlier conversation with Schoonmaker, Whetstone, and Waddell are featured in the new issue. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

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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

Tell About the South: Mark Little on Economic Recovery in Princeville, NC

February 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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Join us as NCGrowth Director Mark Little discusses economic recovery efforts in Princeville, North Carolina. Hit hard by Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and again by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Princeville is a historically black town founded in 1885. NCGrowth is an initiative of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. RSVPs to pathorn@unc.edu will be appreciated!

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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

Panel on Death Penalty in North Carolina

March 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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 & Hutchins Forum for a discussion of the current state and politics of the death penalty. This program is offered in conjunction with the new Process Series production Count. Directed by Lynden Harris, Count will be performed on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 pm. More details about the play are available here. Our panel will feature Professors Frank Baumgartner and Isaac Unah (UNC Political Science); Jennifer Thompson (author of Picking…

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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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Hutchins Lecture: Robert Gipe on Appalachian Storytellers and Sociopaths

March 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Graham Memorial Hall, 210 E FranklinSt
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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“Storytellers and Sociopaths: Thoughts on How We Define Reality from Post-Obama Appalachia” This lecture will explore connections between the rich storytelling tradition, grinding economic challenges, hard political choices, despair, and hope experienced by people in the southeast Kentucky coalfields. Gipe will read from his previously published fiction, and he will address the creation of the Higher Ground community performances, a series of oral history-based theater events in Harlan County, Kentucky which have been running from 2003 to the present. Robert…

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Art @ the Center: Keith Knight’s Political Cartoons

March 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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Join us at the Center on Friday, March 10 for the opening of Keith Knight's "Fear of a Black Marker: Political Cartoons." Knight's syndicated series include The K Chronicles, (Th)ink, and The Knight Life. The K Chronicles has won the Glyph Award "Best Comic Strip" multiple times, must recently in 2010. Also in 2010, Knight was awarded the Comic-Con Inkpot Award for career achievement in San Diego.

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Music on the Porch: Eric Przedpelski & Friends

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The premiere Spring show of the Center's Music on the Porch series will be a tribute to the soul of the late, great David "Fathead" Newman. While some may not recognize his name, most recognize his sound, made famous by numerous Ray Charles hits from the 1950s and 60s. Connecting in their early twenties, Newman and Charles played together for twelve years. Their recordings from those years have been a major influence on the musical journey of saxophonist Eric Przedpelski,…

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