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The History Behind Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Oct. 12

October 12, 2020

“Indigenous Peoples’ Day allows us to remember and reflect on our narratives and the stories we tell ourselves about our nation. Columbus Day affirms the narrative of a nation created by Europeans for Europeans. Indigenous Peoples’ Day helps us reflect on native histories and native people in this discussion of…

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Tyree Daye Book launch info headshot and book cover Tyree Daye’s Cardinal | Book Launch Oct. 16

October 10, 2020

  TYREE DAYE’S NEW COLLECTION    CARDINAL   VIRTUAL EVENT Please join us in a virtual book launch for Tyree Daye’s second collection Cardinal, from Copper Canyon Press, featuring the poet Nabila Lovelace. Daye’s Cardinal is a generous atlas that serves as a poetic “Green Book”—the travel-cum-survival guide for African American…

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Breaking Barriers | Now Available on Video

October 7, 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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Ida B. Wells Keynote Panelists and moderators Journalists Launched Ida B. Wells Symposium | IYMI Watch the Video Here

October 5, 2020

Award winning investigative journalists Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ron Nixon and Topher Sanders kicked off the month-long Ida B. Wells symposia of six virtual event, with a Saturday, Oct. 3 Keynote. If you missed the discussion between these veteran journalists, along with moderators Dr. Joseph Jordan and Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery and…

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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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