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Storytellers: Jimmie Lee and De Kirkpatrick and Legacies of Slavery in Mecklenburg County

October 5, 2017 - 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and De Kirkpatrick were classmates at Myers Park High School in the 1960s, but it was almost 50 years later that the two men discovered their connection: De’s great-great-grandfather, Hugh Kirkpatrick, owned Jimmie Lee’s great-great-great-grandfather, a slave named Sam. Together, the Kirkpatricks began examining their families and Mecklenburg County where they grew up...


The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region

March 30, 2017 - 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Event of Center interest: Southern food expert Dr. Ferris comes to Dr. Benny Andres' class to speak about the role of food in the South. Sponsored by the History Dept. and the Dowd Foundation. Burson 110, 3:30-4:45PM.


Levine Lecture to explore ‘The Shared Story of Race in the South’

February 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick, a retired educator and high school football standout, and H.D. “De” Kirkpatrick, author and forensic psychologist, will share their story about race, football and civil rights in 1960s Charlotte during ‘The Shared Story of Race in the South.’ This event, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21, is this year’s annual UNC Charlotte Levine Lecture.

The...


Community Cultural Coffeehouses: Growing Up as an Immigrant Student in Charlotte

February 9, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Join Our Community Cultural Coffeehouses For a Look at Growing Up As An Immigrant in Charlotte

UNC Charlotte and Queens University of Charlotte invite you to explore what it is like to live as a member of the Muslim and the Latino/Dreamer Immigrant communities in Charlotte at two Community Cultural Coffeehouses.

Who: Our students from...


Center Speaker Dr. Heather Ann Thompson's Book Receives More Honors

December 8, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Hard to believe it was just over a week ago when Heather Ann Thompson gave an amazing talk for the Center about her book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. Since last Wednesday, her book has been named #1 on Kirkus Reviews' "Best Heartrending Fiction List," to Newsweek's "Our Favorite Books of 2016" list, to the Boston Globe's "Best Books of...