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Fall Trees a UNC Graduate Students Help Communities Address COVID-19 Challenges

October 28, 2020

Through the Graduate School’s I4 Boundary Spanners project, students are combining data science, public policy and service in ways that will help communities emerge from COVID-19 challenges. Funded through the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory, a new project is training UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students to combine data science, public policy and…

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Robeson Co, NC on U.S. map Lumbee Tribe Courted in Election – UNC Historian Tells N&O Focus Should Be Lingering Issues

October 25, 2020

Biden & Trump Talk Tribal Recognition -Puts Robeson Co. on Map Historian and Lumbee Tribe Member Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery Looks at Big Picture President Trump drew a crowd to his recent rally in Lumberton, N.C., including members of the Lumbee Tribe. Weeks after former Vice President Joe Biden pledged…

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Ida B. Wells Keynote Panelists and moderators Watch Our Ida B. Wells Recorded Events

October 20, 2020

Throughout the month of Oct. 2020, the Center for the Study of the American South has partnered with community organizations to honor the life and work of pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells. From a keynote with veteran journalists, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, to a dramatic reading…

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Danita Mason-Hogans and Dr. Gloria Thomas with Southern Futures logo THE VOTE: Southern Futures Podcast Elections Episode

October 20, 2020

Election 2020 voting is under way in North Carolina. Our special episode of the Southern Futures Podcast takes a look at this contested element of our democracy. Struggle and a tradition of resistance are part of the history of voting in the South.

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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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