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

May 21, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The final conversation in a year-long series of candid community conversations on the relevance of the American black male in the 21st century will focus on I am a Man! Black, Male and Gay. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City.

New Roots in the Old North State

New Roots in the Old North State

March 9, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Popular thought that North Carolina is experiencing heavy Latino migration is a demographic reality. Anthropologist Hannah Gill will discuss what the migration means to the state and to the immigrants as she delivers the Levine Lecture, “New Roots in the Old North State,” on Monday, Mar. 9, 2015. The annual lecture is presented by UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South in...

Heart and Soul: What the Health of the Black American Male Means...

January 19, 2015 (All day)
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, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City. UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South is presenting...

Soul Food

Soul Food: A Contemporary And Historical Exploration of New South Food

October 2, 2014 (All day)
Foodies, farmers, educators and advocates will explore these and more “farm to table” and sustainability questions during a community discussion of “Soul Food: A Contemporary And Historical Exploration of New South Food” on Thursday, October 2 at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. Ninth St.

Tipton-Martin

Soul Food: A Contemporary and Historical Exploration of New South Food

March 10, 2014 (All day)
Tipton-Martin is a culinary journalist, author of the forthcoming book, The Jemima Code, co-founder of the Southern Foodways Alliance, and founder and executive director of the SANDE Youth Project. She will lead the discussion with her research on historical and contemporary African American cooks and chefs with roots in North Carolina.

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Dr. Ashli Stokes, Director
Center for the Study of the New South
Fretwell 280D
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: 704-687-0780
aqstokes@uncc.edu