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October 2020

Ida B. Wells Symposia | Teaching the Light of Truth in the K-12 Classroom

October 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

8th-12th grade teachers, click here to register. 8th-12th grade teachers are invited to join us for a panel discussion sharing challenges and strategies for teaching “hard history” in a way that helps students understand the implications of our past and are empowered to address the challenges of the present. From integrating primary sources to engaging in effective techniques for leading controversial classroom discussions, teachers will leave with strategies for turning on “the light of truth” in their own classrooms. Participating…

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Ida B. Wells Symposia | #BlackOutLoud Documentary Viewing & Discussion

October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ida B Wells Oct 29 event

Register here for each event. Viewing of the #BlackOutLoudUNC documentary, plus Q&A with Yet & Still artists, producers, and students,  De’Ivyion Drew, Cortland Gilliam, and Jerry Wilson. Watch the clips with us and join the conversation with artists, moderated by Renee Price. This documentary view and discussion with producers and artists concludes our series of six October 2020 virtual events honoring pioneering African American Journalist Ida B. Wells. To celebrate the life and work of Black journalist, advocate and educator Ida B.…

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November 2020

What Comes Next? A Post-Election Discussion with Jill McCorkle, Gene Nichol, Kerry Haynie, Belle Boggs, Wiley Cash and Malinda Maynor Lowery

November 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
What comes next? a post-election discussionw ith Gene Nichol, Belle Boggs, Wiley Cash, Kerry Haynie, Malinda Maynor Lowery, hosted by Jill McCorkle, Thursday, November 5 at 4 pm

What just happened?  What is happening now?  What must happen next?  Join NC writers Gene Nichol, Kerry Haynie, Belle Boggs, Wiley Cash and Malinda Maynor Lowery for a discussion about the election and our next steps.   This event is hosted by Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill.      

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The Abolitionist South | Southern Cultures Call for Submissions

November 30, 2020

The Abolitionist South (Fall 2021) Guest Editors: T. Dionne Bailey (Colgate) & Garrett Felber (University of Mississippi) Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2020 Southern Cultures encourages submissions from scholars, writers, and artists for The Abolitionist South, to be published Fall 2021. For The Abolitionist South, we seek submissions that make visible a radical US South which has long envisioned a world without policing, prisons, or other forms of punishment. As PIC (prison industrial complex) abolitionist Angela Davis has pointed out, radical simply means “grasping things…

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January 2021

Cultural Postmortem

January 27, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

UNC Historian Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery joins 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 the events of January 6, 2021 have illustrated, the nation remains divided: political leaders at the highest level are challenging election results without evidence or a basis in reality and a largely white group of insurrectionists tried to overthrow the US government. The Center for the Study of…

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Saving the House We Built

January 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

AAAD will be hosting a webinar on Friday, January 29 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm titled: “Saving the House We Built: African Americans, Democracy, and the Attack on the U.S. Capitol” This event will feature presentations by UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members, Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, Prof. Erika Wilson, Dr. William Sturkey, and Dr. Sharon Holland. Co-moderated by Dr. Ronald Williams and Dr. Kia Caldwell. Sponsored by the Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina…

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I Am A Man Live Facebook Conversation with Dr. William Ferris

January 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On Saturday, January 30, at noon (Eastern), join Pamela D. C. Junior and Dr. William Ferris for a virtual conversation on the origins of the new special exhibition, I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970, opening at the Two Mississippi Museums. The program will be streamed live from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Facebook page. Viewers are encouraged to participate in the Q&A through the Facebook chat. First shown in Montpellier, France, at the Pavillon…

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February 2021

Deadline – OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

February 1, 2021

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is one of many programs administered through OUR and designed to enhance the educational experience of undergraduates by engaging them in research opportunities. We expect to make about 60 individual awards each summer. SURF recipients are expected to engage in undergraduate research, scholarship, or performance for at least 9 weeks, with a minimum of 20 hours/week during the summer, although depending on scope, some projects may require more than the minimum of 20…

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Carrboro Commemorates Congressman George White

February 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Town of Carrboro will be hosting a virtual program to commemorate the 120th anniversary of George Henry White’s historic farewell address to Congress.  The online event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1. After serving in the North Carolina State Legislature, George Henry White represented the State of North Carolina in the United States House of Representatives for two consecutive terms from 1897 to 1901.  Congressman White was a leader in the introduction and the…

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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…

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