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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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I4 Boundary Spanners program addresses local COVID-19 response

January 13, 2021

COVID-response collaborative blends data science, community wisdom Photo by Sarah Daniels UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and graduate students create the I4 Boundary Spanners program to address local COVID-19 concerns by combining data analysis with firsthand community perspectives. Written by Shellie Edge. Read the article here.   

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Toppled confederate monument Reviewing 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021

December 21, 2020

The Center for the Study of the American South, which hosts Southern Cultures, the Southern Oral History Program, Critical Ethnic Studies, and leads UNC’s Southern Futures Initiative, is changing the conversation about the American South using the world-class research and teaching that UNC offers. This year, we engaged in community collaborations, created…

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Lauren Adams Wallpaper Art Reckoning and Imagining

December 21, 2020

  Prompted by the toppling of Silent Sam and the continued debate over Confederate monuments, the Center for the Study of the American South asked UNC students, faculty, and alumni to imagine the university’s future with public art in various forms. With the support of a generous donor, we funded…

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Southern Cultures Top Ten 2020 articles Top Ten of 2020 – Southern Cultures

December 21, 2020

The readers of Southern Cultures have articles they  have enjoyed reading time and time again during the challenges of 2020. Here’s a list of their top ten online Southern Cultures essays and articles for 2020. Have a look and enjoy reading.

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WUNC Frank Stasio and Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery Lowery on WUNC Stasio’s List of Fondest Shows

December 15, 2020

Frank Stasio retired from WUNC Radio and his popular “The State of Things” program on November 25. Before leaving WUNC’s signature program, Stasio put together a list of his fondest shows, and one of them is with Center for the Study of the American South Director and UNC historian Dr….

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Monuments Resource Guide

December 2, 2020

Monuments are erected to create messages, and these structures actively work to develop public memory. The Center for the Study of the American South, using the expertise of other units of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (including Wilson Library and the University of North Carolina Press), has…

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