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Author talk: Charles R. Wilson, “The Southern Way of Life”

January 24, 2023

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Southern Oral History Program research highlights justice and personal history

March 4, 2022

Researchers and work from SOHP highlighted in The Daily Tarheel.

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The P’urhépecha podcasts

January 4, 2022

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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Who is James Cates?

November 30, 2021

There are members of the Chapel Hill community who know the story of James Cates, a 22-year-old man who was murdered on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The James Cates Remembrance Coalition, a collective that includes Cates’s family members, community leaders, scholars, activists, and students are commemorating James Cates’s life and…

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James Cates Remembrance Walk – November 21, 2020

November 15, 2021

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Nikole Hannah-Jones speaking at the commencement ceremony for Morehouse College in Atlanta on May 16. CSAS Statement Regarding Denial of Tenure Consideration for Nikole Hannah-Jones

June 24, 2021

  We, the staff of the Center for the Study of the American South, Southern Cultures quarterly, and the Southern Oral History Program write to join the many voices expressing dismay with the Board of Trustees’ failure to consider Nikole Hannah-Jones’s case for a hire with tenure.   This irregular…

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James Cates's yearbook photo. Proposal: James Cates Building at UNC

June 15, 2021

Read James Cates’s story, the proposal in its entirety, and see the list of signatories and endorsers here. To show your support by signing on as an endorser, email with your name and title or town of residence. This proposal was submitted on June 15, 2021, to Chancellor Kevin…

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James Cates's high school yearbook photo. Say His Name: James Cates

June 14, 2021

A murder 50 years ago rattled Chapel Hill’s Black community, laying bare the town’s inequality. Stabbed by white supremacists, Cates died in the Pit on UNC campus waiting for an ambulance that never arrived. The bricks were cleaned by the morning’s football game. Read the full story in The Assembly.

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Flyer for imagining the future: public art confronts the past Imagining the Future: Public Art Confronts the Past

April 12, 2021

UPDATE: If you missed this conversation, it’s not too late! Watch the recording   Transcript     Join us for a conversation about the creation of memories in public space and the power of art in the public sphere. We will be speaking with two artists – Lauren Frances Adams…

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Black Communities Conference #BlackCom2021

March 26, 2021

If you missed the Black Communities Conference 2021, you’ll soon be able to watch the recorded talks –  “Beyond the Lawn Signs and Statements,” “Ending Profiling, Police, Prisons & Parole as We Know It,” “Deep Rivers: The Arts & Music of Racial Reckoning,” just to name a few – on…

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