TAAHC March and April Workshops

TAAHC will host two workshops in March and April. Please see our schedule below. We are looking forward to seeing y’all!

March Workshop:

Date: March 18, 2015 (Wed)

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Place: Top of the Hill (100 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill)

Presenter: Dr. Chris Cameron (UNC Charlotte)

Title: “The New Negro Renaissance and African American Secularism”


April Workshop:

Date April 15, 2015  (Wed)

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Place: Top of the Hill

Presenter: Josh Lynn (UNC Chapel Hill)

Title: “An Amalgamating Hatred of Democracy: Partisan Realignment and Racial Mixture in Late Antebellum Politics.”

*RSVP to Evan Faulkenbury (tefaulk@live.unc.edu) if you wish to attend.

TAAHC February Workshop

Please come to our February Workshop

Date: Feb 25 (Wed)

Time: 5:00pm

Place: Hamilton Hall 569, UNC Chapel Hill

Presenter: Mishio Yamanaka (UNC graduate student)

Title: “Resistance to Public School Resegregation in New Orleans: A Case Study of the Fillmore Boys School in 1877”

TAAHC November Workshop

Please come to  our November Workshop

Date: November 6 (Thu)

Time: 5-7pm

Place: the Carolina Brewery (460 W. Franklin St.)

Presenter: Robert Colby (UNC graduate student)

Title: “Broke All Up: The Virginian Slave Trade during the Civil War.”


TAAHC October Workshop

Please come to  our October Workshop

Date: October 9 (Thu)

Time: 5-7pm

Place: the Carolina Brewery

Presenter: Mandy Huggett

Title: “Equality Behind Bars: Feminism, Labor and the Women Prisoners’ Rights Movement in North Carolina, 1968-1980.”



2014 African American History Month Lecture–Hasan Kwame Jeffries

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center Hitchcock Multi-Purpose Room, Hasan Kwame Jeffries will deliver the Tenth Annual African American History Month Lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His talk is entitled, “Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: North Carolina and the Struggle for Justice and Equality.

2014 AfAm History Month Lecture

Voting Rights Teach-Im

More than a Voter ID Bill: The Significance of North Carolina’s Monster Voting Law

Organized by Scholars for North Carolina’s Future in partnership with the Triangle African American History Colloquium


Tuesday, October 29, 5:30pm
Hamilton Hall Room 569, UNC-Chapel Hill


Michael Crowell, UNC Professor of Public Law and Government
Bob Hall and Allison Harrison, Democracy North Carolina
Brad Proctor, Triangle African American History Colloquium


In addition to discussion with the speakers, we will provide talking points about the Voter ID Bill that we hope participants will take back to their classrooms and share with students. 
For more information:


African American History Month Lecture, Feb. 21

Dr. Tera W. Hunter is the featured speaker for the 9th annual African American History Month Lecture at UNC-Chapel Hill.  A scholar of African-American women’s and gender history, Hunter is the author of To ‘Joy My Freedom, an imaginative social history of domestic workers in Atlanta and other southern cities at the turn-of-the-twentieth century.  More recently, she has turned her attention to marriage and family among African Americans in the 19th century.  Hunter’s upcoming lecture, which draws on her newer research, is entitled “Bound As Fast In Wedlock As A Slave Can Be”: African-American Marriage, Slavery, and Freedom.” The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, 21 February in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room at Wilson Library.  Additional details will be made available.  For now though, please mark your calendars for 21 February.

Bull City Soul Revival

Check out Bull City Soul Revival–a collaborative initiative of musicians, scholars, historians and Durham citizens that explores and shares the rich history of the soul and R&B music tradition in Durham.  Upcoming events include Dr. Bruce Bridges’ talk on 04/19 about toasts and humor in African-American music, an exhibit on Durham’s soul music history that opens with a panel discussion on Thursday, 04/19, and a concert on 04/27 headlined by The Beast (hip-hop fusion band fronted by UNC professor Pierce Freelon).

“Soul Souvenirs: Durham’s Musical Memories of 1960s and 1970s” tells the story of Durham’s soul music history through rare photographs, records, articles from the Carolina Times, and other ephemera. The exhibit’s creators believe that Durham’s soul music represents an important but neglected chapter in the city’s cultural history. Yet “Soul Souvenirs” is not only about music. The exhibit will also touch on radio and television, record stores and night clubs, local high schools and churches, and even the civil rights and black power movements of the era. In short, this exhibit tells the story of Durham’s African American community in the 1960s and 1970s.  Please join us at the St. Joseph’s Hayti Heritage Center in Durham (804 Old Fayetteville Street) on Thursday, April 19 at 7PM for the public opening of “Soul Souvenirs.” The evening will also feature a panel discussion, moderated by exhibit curator and local soul collector Jason Perlmutter, with Durham musicians like Peter Joyner (The Jammers, Jr. Walker & The Allstarts) and Charles Bailey (The Black Experience Band).   You can see the Facebook invite for the exhibit opening here: https://www.facebook.com/events/325987694123791/

Here’s a link to the overall Bull City Soul Revival programming: http://www.durhamcountylibrary.org/bcsr.php

Southern Historical Collection’s African American Family History Workshop

On Saturday, April 14, the Southern Historical Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill will host a workshop on Researching and Preserving African American Family History.  Please see the link below for more details.

Wilson Library, UNC-CH

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Pastries | Main Lobby

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Program | Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Free and open to the public.

Register by emailing Biff Hollingsworth at biff@unc.edu

More info: http://www.lib.unc.edu/blogs/news/index.php/2012/04/researching-and-preserving-african-american-family-history-to-be-focus-of-apr-14-workshop/

Three events this coming week!

Please mark your calendars for some wonderful events next week (3/19-3/23):

  • Tuesday, March 20th: Opening of the Southern Historical Collection’s exhibition, “Southern Roots, Enduring Bonds: African American Families in North Carolina.” (5:00 p.m. Exhibit viewing, 4th floor, Wilson Library; 5:30 p.m. Program, Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.)  This exhibit debuts material acquired though the African American Family Documentation Initiative, including items from the Lewis Family Papers. The Initiative, created through the Southern Historical Collection in 2010, focuses on acquiring and making available archival materials highlighting the experiences of black North Carolinians and their families. The Lewis Family Papers is the first collection acquired under this initiative and features the rich resources related to J.D. Lewis, a prominent broadcaster for WRAL and well-known community leader, and his extended family. The program will include remarks from Ms. Yvonne Holley, daughter of J.D. Lewis; Dr. Reginald Hildebrand of the History & African American Studies Department; Josh Davis, a recent PhD graduate in History from UNC-Chapel Hill; Geoffrey Hathaway, a performer on Teenage Frolic; and community members familiar with the Lewis Family. The exhibit will be on view in the Southern Historical Collection March 15 – July 1, 2012.
  • Thursday, March 22: Center for the Study of the American South’s Hutchins Lecture with Tomiko Brown-Nagin (4:30 p.m., Kresge Commons Room, basement of Graham Memorial at UNC-Chapel Hill.)  Professor Brown-Nagin is the T. Munford Boyd Professor of Law, Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law, and Professor of History at the University of Virginia School of Law.  She holds a PhD in History from Duke and a law degree from Yale, where she was editor of the Yale Law Journal.  She will be speaking from her recent book, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford Univ. Press, 2011).
  • Friday, March 23: the Triangle African American History Colloquium’s monthly meeting, “Transnational Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement,” with presentations by Kennetta Hammond Perry (ECU) and John D. French (Duke).  Co-sponsored by the Triangle Global British Seminar.  (4-6 p.m., Hamilton 569, UNC-Chapel Hill)