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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

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 and Jason Patterson – whose work critically engages and analyzes items and symbols created in the nineteenth…

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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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A photograph portrait of Marvel Cooke. The Marvelous Life of Marvel Cooke

March 11, 2021

  The play Edges of Time (directed by Jules Odendahl-James, starring Kathryn Hunter-Williams) premieres this month. Not only was Cooke the first woman and first Black person to work for the New York City leftist newspaper The Daily Compass, but she broke her big story by going undercover as a…

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“To Live and Thrive on New Earths”

February 22, 2021

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

Categories: Southern Cultures


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

February 15, 2021

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 in Robeson County. READ THE ARTICLE HERE WITH N&O SUBSCRIPTION

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Enshrining Proud Shoes in Brick and Mortar: Alumna Contemplates Pauli Murray Hall in Southern Cultures

February 12, 2021

We shall endure / To steal your senses / In that lonely twilight / Of your winter’s grief. — Pauli Murray, To the Oppressors, 1939. A Southern Cultures’ article written by Hilary N Green. Read the Southern Cultures Journal Article Here

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Pauli: A New WUNC Podcast Using SOHP Interview Clips

February 12, 2021

WUNC has a new podcast about the power of one person to change what’s possible for us all. That person is Pauli Murray. WUNC coordinated with Southern Oral History Program (SOHP) Director Dr. Seth Kotch to incorporate clips of Murray’s 1976 SOHP interview. Murray was a soldier for social justice…

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Saving the House We Built Panel Saving the House We Built

February 5, 2021

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,” you can watch it now. discuss the January 6, 2021…

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

January 28, 2021

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 of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, former chairman of the…

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

January 14, 2021

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 the events of January 6, 2021 have illustrated, the nation…

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