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Southern Futures colleagues with doctoral student Diamond Holloman Voices of Resilience and Recovery in Robeson County

September 30, 2020

Photos by Kristen Chavez   Article by Kim Weaver Spurr ’88 Diamond Holloman is fascinated with what she calls the “sister concepts of vulnerability and resilience” that she has witnessed firsthand among the people of Robeson County, North Carolina. Hurricanes Matthew in 2016 and Florence two years later brought devastating…

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Something in Common | Ida B. Wells

September 28, 2020

From journalists, to historians, to high school students and their teachers, in October we will host six virtual events featuring discussions and presentations about close examination of our nation’s history- hard history- and the importance of investigative journalism. Register, below, for one or all six of our Ida B. Wells…

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Mark Simpson-Vos and Malinda Maynor Lowery #ScholarStrike Conversations | Reframing 1619 & Contesting Sovereignty

September 28, 2020

Conversations with Mark Simpson-Vos & Malinda Maynor Lowery   September 8-9, 2020 university professors, instructors, and students nationwide participated in a Scholar Strike to protest racial injustice. The strike disrupted the “normal” workday during the abnormality of life in COVID-19. Scholars hosted livestream panels and shared social media messages using…

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High School Student at home desk Finding the Silver Lining – Existing in the “In-Between”

September 24, 2020

“The Center for the Study of the American South has been the setting where I can clearly see the intersecting points between the past and the present, between scholarship and transforming ideas into action.”   Sydney Simpson-Vos, Jordan High School Senior (Durham Public Schools)   Much to our delight, during the…

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Malinda Maynor Lowery and Arwin Smallwood Sept. 24 webinar Sharing Black and Native Voices

September 18, 2020

Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery and Dr. Arwin Smallwood 7 p.m. | Sept. 24 | Live Here Dr. Erin Smallwood and Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery explore and discuss the shared histories and experiences of American Indians and African Americans in the United States, particularly their efforts to combat and abate White…

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Breaking Barriers: Women of Color and the Right to Vote – Video Available

September 11, 2020

If you missed the conversation, you can watch it now. Panelists explored the fight for the right to vote by women of color. The Center for the Study of the American South was proud to co-sponsor this Sept. 27, 2020 event. 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment…

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Lost Colony Not So Lost – Lowery’s Perspective in NY Times

September 4, 2020

“People don’t get lost. They get murdered, they get stolen, they get taken in. They live and die as members of other communities.” Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery in NY Times   Lost? In a New York Times article about the “Lost Colony,” UNC Historian and Lumbee Tribe member Dr. Malinda…

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Presenter Bios – Ida B. Wells Symposia, Oct. 2020

August 26, 2020

PRESENTER BIOS  Nikole Hannah-Jones is a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, focusing on racial injustice, and is a co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society. She is also the architect of the New York Times “1619 Project,” for which she received a 2020 Pulitzer Prize. She has written…

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2020 Census promotion The Census Counts – Be Counted

August 26, 2020

2020 Census and You   Taking the time to accurately respond to the Census is critical for our local community and state. Your response impacts funding allocations for schools, roads and other resources like federal grant and aid programs. Results also decide North Carolina’s number of seats in the U.S….

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Professor Jacqueline Lawton with CCHEC Communities & Climate Change: Creative Engagement

August 10, 2020

How communities record climate change   Working with communities, building trusts with residents, learning their historical knowledge  – these are all critical to understanding climate change and how diverse communities in the U.S. South are responding. Professor in UNC’s Department of Dramatic Art and dramaturg, Jacqueline Lawton joins other scholars…

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