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James & Marguerite Hutchins Lecture Series | Eating While Black by Psyche Williams-Forson

The Center for the Study of the American South is honored to host a conversation with Psyche Williams-Forson and Tressie McMillan Cottom who will discuss Williams-Forson’s Eating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America (UNC Press, 2022). This event … Continued

TELL ABOUT THE SOUTH EVENT | Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, author of Romare Bearden, In the Homeland of his Imagination

Join us for a conversation between UNC art historian Lyneise Williams and Yale Professor Emeritus Glenda Gilmore as they discuss Gilmore’s new book, Romare Bearden, In the Homeland of his Imagination: An Artist’s Reckoning with the South (UNC Press, 2022). Romare Bearden … Continued

Southern Oral History Program research highlights justice and personal history

Researchers and work from SOHP highlighted in The Daily Tarheel.

The P’urhépecha podcasts

Through community radio and podcasts, College of Arts and Sciences’ Postdoctoral Research Associate Maria Gutierrez strives to preserve her ancestral language and identity — that of an indigenous people from Michoacán, Mexico, called the P’urhépecha.

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James Cates's yearbook photo.Rest in Power, James Cates


Founded nearly 30 years ago, the Center honors the South’s long histories of exchange, creativity, conflict, and transformation and explores the history and cultures of its diverse peoples through rigorous scholarship, dialogue, collaboration, and the arts. Its work in publication, research, and teaching is informed by an ethical commitment to the highest standards of equity and critical inquiry.

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