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2010 Chandler Lecture on Southern Business History: Thursday, April 22, 2010

April 26, 2010

2010 ALFRED DUPONT CHANDLER JR. LECTURESHIP ON SOUTHERN BUSINESS HISTORY – PROFESSOR JOHN MAJEWSKI OF UC- SANTA BARBARA – SOUTHERN SECESSIONISTS AND THE ECONOMIC VISION OF THE CONFEDERACY. APRIL 22, 2010, 4:30 PM, UNC ALUMNI CENTER –  ROYALL ROOM The 2010 Alfred Dupont Chandler Jr. Lectureship on Southern Business History is pleased…

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5th Annual Charleston Lecture with Congressman John Spratt

April 20, 2010

The Center for the Study of the American South is honored to have Congressman John M. Spratt Jr. (D-SC) presenting this year’s 5th Annual Charleston Area Alumni Lecture on Southern Affairs. Congressman Spratt will be speaking about the new health care bill and its relationship to the South.  Congressman Spratt was first elected…

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Music on the Porch: Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 16, 2010

The Center for the Study of the American South’s second Music on the Porch of the semester happens April 15 from 5 to 7 pm.  Join Catherine Edgerton and Kym Register of Midtown Dickens, Shirle’ Hale of Free Electric State, and Pierce Freelon of The Beast as Music on the Porch continues to explore the connections…

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Hutchins Lecture: Thursday, April 13, 2010

April 14, 2010

DR. TRUDIER HARRIS, J. CARLYLE SITTERSON PROFESSOR EMERITA, TO GIVE THE HUTCHINS LECTURE ON APRIL 13TH AT 4PM AT THE UNC ALUMNI CENTER The last Hutchins Lecture of the year welcomes Trudier Harris, J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor Emerita on April 13th.  Her lecture is entitled, “Imagining His Body Violated: James…

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Seth Kotch on WUNC’s The State of Things: April 13, 2010 at Noon

April 13, 2010

At NOON  on April 13, 2010 tune into WUNC’s The State of Things as Seth Kotch of the Southern Oral History Program and William R. Chafe of Duke University talk about the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and listen to clips of interviews with some of the founders, including Ella Baker,…

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Music on the Porch: Thursday, March 25, 2010

March 25, 2010

MUSIC ON THE PORCH MARCH 2010 w/Hindugrass and Phil Cook of Megafaun Music on the Porch, our popular music performance series, is back!  Join us on the Center’s lawn March 25 from 5 to 7 pm as we explore southern music shaken and stirred. The March 25 event features Hindugrass and Phil…

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CSAS Welcomes New Associate Director

March 22, 2010

March 1, 2010 – The Center for the Study of the American South, is pleased to welcome Sally Greene as its new associate director.  A 1996 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a Ph.D. in English, she holds a J.D. from the George Washington University.  Dr. Greene brings to the position a…

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Music on the Porch – Spring 2010 ft Hindugrass, Phil Cook, Midtown Dickens, Shirlé Hale, and Pierce Freelon

March 6, 2010

MARCH 25, 2010: HINDUGRASS AND PHIL COOK (MEGAFAUN) The March 25 event features Hindugrass and Phil Cook from Megafaun.  Hindugrass blends music from Hindustani classical and bluegrass and comes up with a mix that is unique but still familiar. Phil Cook, from the indie-rock trio Megafaun, takes traditional instruments and uses them in…

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Art @ the Center: Dec 2009 – Jan 2010

December 1, 2009

“SOUTH: from Saxapahaw to Antarctica,” Paintings by Nerys Levy “Working on site using mixed water-based media on paper, I try to portray the forms and forces of nature: Polar landscapes and wildlife, Chinese and Russian rural and urban landscapes, North Carolina’s forests and rural landscapes, Alpine masses and glaciers, cloud…

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Bill Ferris Book Release, “Give My Poor Heart Ease”

August 20, 2009

PREORDER “GIVE MY POOR HEART EASE” HERE. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the authentic roots of the blues. Illustrated with Ferris’s photographs of…

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