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2014 Moxie Scholars Give Final Presentation


On Friday, July 11, the 2014 Moxie Scholars presented a short video, a group mural, and an interactive dialogue with participants from the summer seminar. These six undergraduates discussed their internships with community organizations in the Triangle area, as well as their study of the history of women’s rights. They unveiled a collectively painted mural of Ella Baker, reflecting Baker’s philosophy of participatory democracy and her work as a Chapel Hill-based organizer during the Civil Rights Movement.

The William R. Ferris Reader

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Renowned folklorist William R. Ferris has captured the voices of southern musicians, artists, writers, and thinkers for forty years—and we have been proud to publish his work in Southern Cultures for nearly half of that time.

To celebrate Southern Cultures‘s 20th anniversary, we present our inaugural special omnibus ebook, The William R. Ferris Reader. Collected here for the first time are all 20 of Bill Ferris’s essays and interviews as they have appeared in our pages between 1995 and 2013, as well as an introduction to the collection by Ferris.

From folk humor to moon pies to Faulkner, Welty, Walker, and so much more, we are delighted to share this special collection of a favored friend, mentor, and colleague.

Ferris eReader Contents

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Les Voix du Mississippi

Senior Associate Director Bill Ferris spent much of December in France with his latest book, Les Voix du Mississippi, a French translation of his work on blues from the Mississippi Delta. In Les Voix and on an accompanying DVD, Ferris presents interviews with musicians, plus portraits, videos, and music.

Below, view several trailers for the book:

Screening + Q&A

The Center is pleased to co-sponsor a film screening and discussion with Negin Farsad, director of the award-winning 2012 documentary The Muslims Are Coming!  Together with Dean Obeidallah and several other Muslim-American comedians, Farsad toured the American “heartland” (including many Southern cities and towns) with two objectives: first, to dispel stereotypes through “Ask a Muslim” booths and Muslim-themed comedy shows, and second, to document the mixed responses that she and her fellow comics received. The documentary reflects Farsad and Obeidallah’s commitment to what they call “social justice comedy.”

Please join us at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 7 at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Building.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is planned and organized by the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. NCCAF will host its fourteenth annual comedy festival including over 160 acts of stand-up, sketch comedy, and musical improv in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Durham from February 6-16, 2014. The film screening and discussion are co-sponsored by UNC’s Department of American Studies, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, and Duke’s Center for Muslim Life.

Julian Bond: Civil Rights, Then and Now