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Support our Work through the Fifty in Five Challenge

It is our great pleasure to share with you a wonderful opportunity that has become available to the Center for the Study of the American South (CSAS)—the Fifty in Five Challenge. A generous UNC alumna, Dr. Druscilla French, has agreed to match all gifts, up to $50,000, that are made to the Center from October 15, 2018, through March 15, 2019. If we collectively can raise $50,000 in five months, the Fifty in Five Challenge will result in $100,000 in unrestricted funds to support the Center’s growth and future.

“I support CSAS because I am deeply rooted in the American South and because their scholars are bringing fresh eyes to our history and our future.”

—Druscilla French, PhD

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Upcoming Events at CSAS

White Women & The Politics of Racial Inequality

Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B | 7 PM

Why is racial inequality still part of American politics? In this talk, Professor Elizabeth McRae of Western Carolina University asks us to rethink our perception of white supremacy as a violent, masculine movement, and explore the role white women have played in enforcing its policies of racial inequality and segregation. McRae will be in conversation with Dr. Katherine Mellen Charron of North Carolina State University in this event that is free and open to the public.

Tell About the South

Tell About the south is CSAS’s lunchtime discussion series that showcases presentation from faculty, students, and community members that focus on southern scholarship and specialized knowledge of regional topics. These talks are free and open to the public, but we appreciate RSVPs to pathorn@email.unc.edu as refreshments are provided.

Southern Mix is an oral history project inspired by Asian American UNC alumni, and focuses on collecting oral histories from Asian and Asian American residents of the Triangle, of North Carolina, and of the larger region of the South. This conversation will be provided by its founder Anna-Rhesa Versola and undergraduate researcher Emmanuel Lee as they discuss their research and interviews collected over the summer with members of the Hmong and Filipino communities in Hickory, NC.

The Stories to Save Lives Project is a research projected conducted by the Southern Oral History Program. It aims to collect oral history interview in rural counties in North Carolina to understand perceptions and experiences of health, illness, and medical care. Anna Freeman, Chadwick Dunefsky, and Nicholas Allen, all summer researchers for the project, will discuss their experiences collecting interviews over the summer in this Tell About the South discussion.