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Southern Futures Podcast (Season 2) – Read here

Dr. Annette Rodriguez and Dr. Seth Kotch on the history of lynching in the American South and its impact today

Dr. Sharon Holland explains why her African American presence, intellect, and history in the South is  “absolute and enduring”

Dr. Maria Estorino puts archives in perspective as tools for collecting materials yesterday and revealing truths today. 

Ph.D. candidate Diamond Holloman pairs with Lumber River Keeper Jefferson Currie to capture community stories




Southern Futures Podcast – The Vote (Special Episode)


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.





DECEMBER 2020 – Read here

A Year in Review and the Year Ahead

History’s Voices Southern Oral History Program

Freedom of Expression Course and SOPH Project

The Light of Truth – Celebrating Ida B. Wells

Southern Futures and SOPH Scholars Make Impact

The Place of Racism in US History Classrooms


NOVEMBER 2020 – Read here

Imagining UNC’s Future with Art Website

The Women’s Issue – Southern Cultures

What Comes After the 2020 Presidential Election?

Watch the Ida B. Wells Series Now



OCTOBER 2020 – Read here


Cardinal I Book Launch

Special Election Episode, Southern Futures Podcast

Two Lumbee Scholars Reclaim Community in Archives

Administrations of Lunacy I: Author Talk

Future College Student Endures Historic Times


SEPTEMBER 2020 – Read here

Ida B. Wells Symposia

Breaking Barriers: Women of Color and the Right to Vote

“Sharing Black and Native Voices”: Virtual Event

Food Sovereignty: A Case for a “New Normal” in the Wake of Two Pandemics




AUGUST 2020 – Read here


Art & Vision Southern Cultures Summer 2020

100 Years – The 19th Amendment

Seth Kotch and Ashley Melzer – New Humanities Roles

How Communities Record Climate Change

Engaging the African Diaspora in K-12 Education



JULY 2020 – Read here


Riding the Waves – SOHP Stories

On Coasts and Climates – CCHEC Speaks Out

Natasha Trethewey in Southern Cultures

Dr. Karida Brown Joins the LA Lakers

Upcoming Episodes – Southern Futures Podcast

Docuseries Reframes the South: Behind the Scenes of NASCAR


JUNE 2020 – Read here 

Southern Futures Podcast Launches

Ella Baker’s Voice and Rural Root – SOHP Feature

Tyree Daye in Southern Cultures

Southern Cultures Call for Papers – Human/Nature

The Challenges of Oral History during COVID-19





May 2020 – Read here

Our Thanks to Rachel Seidman

Teaching about Racism? A Crucial Conversation

#COVIDintheSOUTH – An essay on listening

Call for Papers – Human/Nature

Fellowship & Grant Recipients

SOHP Summer Research Award Recipients


April 2020 – Read here

#COVIDintheSOUTHLowery on Somewhere South Friday, April 24 at 9 p.m., UNC-TV


Working for Teachers McColl Dissertation Fellow

SOHP Contributes to Library of Congress Collection

Human/Nature Call for Submissions

Diary for a Different Time


March 2020 – Read here

A Special Note for Extraordinary Times

Art and Activism

A Honeysuckle Balm

Reflections: Voices from the Past Frame the Present Crisis

Sweet Chariot: Slave Narratives Take Stage

What are We Reading, Watching, and Listening To?

Postponements and Cancellations

Call for Submissions


February 2020 – Read here

Exhibit Opening at Love House

UNC’s Future with Art

Critical Ethnic Studies Graduate Working Group

UNC Women’s History Tour

Funding Opportunities

Apply for the Jacquelyn Dowd Hall Research Fellowship

Intern with the SOHP


See our 2019 Year in Review for previous newsletters and information!