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

October 5, 2017 - 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 - 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 - 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.


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...

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

November 30, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Center for Study of the New South Takes Look at 1971 Attica Prison Uprising

Former UNC Charlotte associate professor Heather Ann Thompson will talk about the historical and contemporary importance of the 1971 Attica prison uprising at a public lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Her book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its...

Heather Ann Thompson: Join us Tomorrow at the Gantt and Center City

November 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

It's almost here: Dr. Heather Ann Thompson discusses Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, finalist for the National Book Award, tomorrow at Center City at 6:30pm and at the Gantt Center at 2PM for a reception and book signing. Please join us! Details and registration above. 

Growing Up Southern: Puerto Rican Southern Belle: From Harlemworld to Disney World to Mississippi

October 5, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Demographic changes challenge the cultural narrative about what it means to grow up in and to live in the South, and UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South looks at these questions in a series of 2016-17 events that kicks off with Puerto Rican Southern Belle: From Harlemworld to Disney World to Mississippi.

Join the conversation with Simone Delerme, McMullan...

Nexos: The 2016 Presidential Election and the Latino/a Vote

March 31, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Super Tuesday and the North Carolina primary are over. How will the 2016 presidential candidates attract (or not attract) Latino/a voters in the general election this November?

Dr. David Leal, Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin and Federico Rios, ‎Program Director of Elementary School Services at Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, will host a...

Levine Lecture: Thomas Negri on Immigrant Integration and Inclusiveness

March 2, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Thomas Negri of Nashville, Tenn., a long-time advocate of diversity, inclusiveness and opportunity for immigrants and refugees, will deliver UNC Charlotte’s annual Levine Lecture Wednesday, March 2, 2016, on Immigration Integration and Inclusiveness.

The 2016 Levine Lecture, held at the Levine Museum of the New South (200 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202), will focus on political,...