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August 2014

Music on the Porch: Shirlette Ammons & jocElyn Ellis

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come help us kick off our 2014-15 Music on the Porch series with North Carolina hip-hop/rock rebels Shirlette Ammons and jocElyn Ellis. In addition to their groundbreaking solo work, both musicians are part of the Next Level hip-hop diplomacy program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and directed by UNC Music professor Mark Katz. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while! Shirlette Ammons is a Mt. Olive native and Durham-based poet and musician who also directs a youth arts…

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September 2014

Fish and an Ish! Photo Exhibit and Down East Fish Fry

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the Love House and Hutchins Forum for the opening reception of our fall art exhibit, “An Eye For Mullet.” These photographs, taken in a North Carolina mullet camp by Charles A. Farrell during the 1930s, were collected and curated by historian David S. Cecelski for an annotated photo essay that appears in the forthcoming issue of Southern Cultures. “Our world today is so different than that of only a century ago,” writes Cecelski, “that few people can…

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Hutchins Lecture by David Hurst Thomas

September 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room,
Wilson Library, 2nd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Our first Hutchins lecture of the 2014-15 lecture series, titled “Romance and Reality in the Deep South’s Mythical Mission Past: How We Found the Lost Spanish Mission on St. Catherines Island,” will address the nostalgia and romance that has long surrounded the Franciscan and Jesuit missions across America. From San Francisco through the Southwest to the American South, mainstream American history has constructed and perpetuated an idealized, romanticized version of the Spanish mission – complete with Mission Revival architectural styles…

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October 2014

Tell About the South: Frank Baumgartner

October 7 @ 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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