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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.

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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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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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