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Southern Research Circle Poster Session, Mon, Sept 18, 3-5 pm

What do blended musical genres and black architecture have in common with poetry slams? How did Creoles of color campaign for school desegregation in postbellum New Orleans?

Join us for a friendly, informal poster session as we learn about recent graduate and undergraduate research funded by CSAS grants and fellowships. Award recipients completed innovative projects in the fields of History, Anthropology, Music, Environment & Ecology, and American Studies. Come hear about their projects and ask how the Center can help you and your students with your own!

This event is free and open to the public. Tasty morsels will be provided.

Art Reception: Native Veteran Story Quilts, Fri, Sept 15 at 6:00 pm

Join us at the Center as we launch our Fall 2017 art exhibit, featuring story quilts based on the deployed experiences of Native American military veterans. Inspired by oral history interviews with veterans from each of North Carolina’s eight state- and federally-recognized tribes, these quilts are artifacts of lived experience and material culture from the American South. Their stories from World War II through ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan reflect the strength and complications of patriotism, as well as the struggles that sometimes continue after leaving the combat zone.

In addition to comments by Project Director Karen Harley, a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian tribe, the opening reception will include performances by Native musicians and excerpts from oral history interviews. This exhibit is made possible with funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The reception is co-sponsored by UNC’s American Indian Center and Department of American Studies.

Bill & Marcie at App State! Fri, Sept 15

Music on the Porch: Kamara Thomas, Thurs, Sept 7 at 5:30 pm

Join us at the Love House & Hutchins Forum for the first show of our Fall 2017 concert series! Music on the Porch is sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South, and all are welcome.

Born in Chicago to a hippie-turned-born-again mother who only permitted her to listen to country/western music, Kamara Thomas is a singer, songwriter, and dramatist who previously performed with the Ghost Gamblers as well as power trio Earl Greyhound. Her debut album Tularosa: An American Dreamtime explores the Mythic West through a song cycle about a forsaken plot of New Mexico land. Now hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Thomas has been called one of “14 Artists Proving Black Americana Is Real.”

This show is free and open to the public. Free parking is available after 5:00 pm in the Park Place parking lot. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

Best of Spring 2017 Music on the Porch

We’ll be back on the porch with more great Southern music this fall… Until then, please enjoy a few of our favorite things from this Spring!