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“To Live and Thrive on New Earths”

Danielle Purifoy writes about the Earthseed Land Collective and Black freedom for Southern Cultures. Read her essay.


I Vote sticker Who Voted? Lowery Tells N&O Why Some Blue Areas Turned Red in NC

The State Board of Elections recently released data, by precinct, for the 2020 elections. News and Observer reporter Tyler Dukes asked political experts what are the trends, and asked historian Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery what’s behind changes the numbers show … Continued


Saving the House We Built Panel Saving the House We Built

The Center for the Study of the American South celebrates Black History by supporting and encouraging critical conversations about race and our nation’s history. If you missed this critical conversation, “Saving the House We Built: Critical Conversations on Contemporary Politics,” … Continued


I Am A Man Exhibit image I AM A MAN Exhibit – Watch the Conversation with Dr. William Ferris

The special exhibition I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970 opened Saturday, January 30, at the Two Mississippi Museums. Originally curated by William R. Ferris—Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History Emeritus at the University … Continued


Cultural Postmortem promo material for talk featuring Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery Cultural Postmortem – See the Videotaped Discussion

Cultural Postmortem Virtual Discussion         UNC Historian Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery joined Scholar-Artists in Conversation The 2020 US presidential race was one of the most politically and ideologically divisive and contentious races that we’ve ever seen. As … Continued


I4 Boundary Spanners program addresses local COVID-19 response

COVID-response collaborative blends data science, community wisdom Photo by Sarah Daniels UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and graduate students create the I4 Boundary Spanners program to address local COVID-19 concerns by combining data analysis with firsthand community perspectives. Written by Shellie Edge. Read … Continued


Toppled confederate monument Reviewing 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021

The Center for the Study of the American South, which hosts Southern Cultures, the Southern Oral History Program, Critical Ethnic Studies, and leads UNC’s Southern Futures Initiative, is changing the conversation about the American South using the world-class research and teaching that … Continued


Lauren Adams Wallpaper Art Reckoning and Imagining

  Prompted by the toppling of Silent Sam and the continued debate over Confederate monuments, the Center for the Study of the American South asked UNC students, faculty, and alumni to imagine the university’s future with public art in various … Continued


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