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)