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The Center for the Study of the New South in UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences promotes discourse and dialogue on a rich and diverse constellation of topics and ideas relating to the New South.  Known as the period of regional history from the end of the Civil War to the modern era, the New South offers a bold tapestry of history, culture, social movements, and political issues ripe for reflection and study.

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News and Events for 2014-15


Real Talk: Community Conversation on Why the Black American Male Still Matters


The fourth in a yearlong series of candid community conversations on the relevance of the American black male in the 21st century will focus on Heart and Soul: What the Health of the Black American Male Means to the Entire Community. The event is scheduled for Monday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City. UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South is presenting the free series, titled “Real Talk: A Community Conversation – The Black American Male and Why He Still Matters in the 21st Century.” To RSVP for this or other future dates in this series, please register here. If you have questions, please email cwalto21@uncc.edu or call 704-687-6188.

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The two remaining events after the January event are: Gone Til November: Why the Judicial System Fails the Black American Male on April 23, 2015; and I Am a Man! Black, Male and Gay, on May 21, 2015. These events also will begin at 6:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City.

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Dr.Jeffrey B. Leak, Director
Ctr. for the Study of the New South
Fretwell 280D
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: 704-687-2708
jleak@uncc.edu