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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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Tell About the South: Darius Scott & Rachel Cotterman

March 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Back Ways and "Good Roads" Southern Oral History Program field scholars Darius Scott and Rachel Cotterman explore recent findings from Back Ways, an SOHP project that examines the relationship between infrastructure development and experiences of racial segregation in the rural American South. Their talk will focus on the activities of the North Carolina "Good Roads Movement," an influential Progressive Era (1890s-1920s) reform project that worked to improve rural roads. The movement was shaped by both appeals to historic agrarian racism and…

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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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April 2017

Music on the Porch: Lenard D. Moore & University of Mount Olive Jazz Band

April 6 @ 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 inspirational evening of poetry and jazz! The University of Mount Olive Jazz Band, directed by Dr. William Ford, will perform classic jazz standards.  Discover the essentials of jazz music improvisation and techniques combined with the poetic voice as a jazz instrument. Poet, essayist, and playwright Lenard D. Moore is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mount Olive. He was the first African American President of the Haiku Society of America. Moore…

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Tell About the South: William Sturkey on “The Jewel of the Delta”

April 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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William Sturkey’s talk will highlight the history of Mound Bayou, Mississippi in the national black media during the era of Jim Crow.  Controlled and inhabited exclusively by African Americans, Mound Bayou played a distinct role in the African American imagination for over six decades as an example of black educational and economic achievement. This talk will unfold the history of Mound Bayou in black public life across three distinct stages, exploring why the town mattered so much and examining Mound…

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Music on the Porch: River Kings 2.0

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Alfred Banks has been described as "spitting urban country consciousness," and Marco Pavé has been called "a millenial Muslim from Memphis." CSAS is proud to be a stop on the River Kings 2.0 tour, which spans from New Orleans to Brooklyn. Marco conducts workshops around the country on hip-hop and social justice and has delivered a compelling TED talk advocating greater support for the arts. Formerly known as Lyriqs da Lyraciss, Alfred was nominated by OffBeat Magazine as Best Emergent…

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