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The Legacy of Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow – Henry Louis Gates Jr.

February 9, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Frey Lecture – The Legacy of Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow
Feb. 9 at 5:30 EST

Join Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor for Spring 2021, in a conversation with UNC faculty member Karla Slocum, discussing “the Legacy of Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow.”¬†Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. The Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, and journalist, has created 23 documentary films, including the popular PBS genealogy series “Finding Your Roots.” His latest series, “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song,” will air on PBS in February 2021.

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Moderator Karla Slocum is the Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair of Public Policy, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Institute of African American Research at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is also co-founder and co-chair of Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration, which facilitates community-engaged research partnerships and exchange.