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January 2019

Tell About the South: Robert G. Williams on 3-D Genealogy

January 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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“3-D Genealogy: Tools for Uncovering the Roots of Wealth and Privilege”   Robert G. Williams conducted research at the Brookings Institution before moving to Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he has taught as an economics professor since 1978. Taking traditional genealogy as a starting point, Williams digs deeper into the social and economic context of his Deep South roots, subjecting family narratives to empirical tests. Taking from the official family tree the two-dimensional lists of ancestors as well…

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February 2019

Co-sponsored Event: OCCRC Symposium on Racial Terror

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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March 2019

Hutchins Conversation: Jon Parrish Peede & William R. Ferris

March 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
University Room, Hyde Hall, Hyde Hall, UNC- Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, United States
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“Stories that Matter: Humanities Leadership and the South” Featuring NEH Chairs past & present   This conversation is free and open to the public. The event will be held in Hyde Hall at the Institute for Arts and Humanities. For parking suggestions, please visit this page. Jon Parrish Peede (left) is Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. His previous positions include publisher of the Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR) at the University of Virginia, literature grants director at the…

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Music on the Porch: ZOOCRÜ

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Music on the Porch: ZOOCRÜ Music on the Porch returns on March 28th! Mark your calendars and shake out your picnic blankets! Our opening act for Spring 2019 is a local band with a global message. ZOOCRÜ formed amidst the thriving music and arts community of Durham, North Carolina. Common interests and experiences brought together founding members Jonathan Curry (drums), Christian Sharp (bass) and Alan Thompson (vocals) on the campus of North Carolina Central University for early collaborations that…

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April 2019

Music on the Porch: Triangle/Triad Singer/Songwriter Showcase

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Where in North Carolina do the best singers and songwriters call home? On April 11th, join us on the porch for a singer/songwriter showdown between North Carolina’s neighboring tri-city regions. Here to show us how they do it in the Triad will be Sam Frazier and Laurelyn Dossett. Representing the Triangle will be Jon Shain, FJ Ventre, and Rissi Palmer. Sam Frazier's music blends emotional and musical complexity with the heart of a rock-n-roller. Originally from Greensboro, he has…

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Tell About the South: Caroline Newhall on Black Civil War POWs

April 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Caroline Wood Newhall is a Ph.D. candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Department of History and the Center’s 2018-19 McColl Fellow. She will speak about her dissertation research on black prisoners of war who were captured by the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Newhall’s research on Civil War pensions and service records confirms that several thousand black soldiers survived capture and navigated wartime captivity, often as enslaved laborers. Hundreds of survivors later provided exhaustive testimony on their imprisonment…

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Music on the Porch: Rachel Baiman

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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As a Chicago native from a politically active family, Rachel Baiman moved to Nashville to focus on music and escape from “constant discussion of seemingly unsolvable problems.” She has since earned a reputation as an award-winning fiddler, versed in old-time, bluegrass, Scottish, and Canadian styles, as well as a notable singer/songwriter. Her 2017 album Shame was featured on NPR’s “Songs We Love” and Folk Alley praised it for “looking at reality rather than sugarcoating anything.” With her latest album, Thanksgiving,…

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May 2019

Tell About the South: Erich Nunn on Popular Music & Gentrification

May 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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“Popular Music, Gentrification, and the Future of Atlanta’s Cabbagetown" Atlanta’s Cabbagetown neighborhood grew up around the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill, which opened in 1881 and operated for nearly a century. It was home to Fiddlin’ John Carson, whose 1923 recording of “The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” helped inaugurate “hillbilly music” as a commercial genre. After the mill closed and the neighborhood underwent a dramatic decline in the 1980s and 90s, its cheap rents and plentiful drugs…

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