Without Sanctuary Conference
The Center for the Study of the New South, in collaboration with the Levine Museum of the New South, issued a call for papers related to lynching in America and the South in particular, with abstracts due by June 1, 2012. The exhibit of lynching photographs, Without Sanctuary, will be at the Levine Museum of the New South in October 2012. Those who submitted abstracts will be notified by July 1, 2012. Just recently, the Center received funding support from the North Carolina Humanities Council.
The conference will be held at UNC Charlotte Center City at 320 E. 9th St. and the Levine Museum of the New South at 200 East 7th St (October 11-13). For more information about the conference contact Jeffrey Leak, Director of the Center for the Study of the New South.
On Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 PM at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St., UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South presents: Nell Irvin Painter, the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, Princeton University, and author of "The History of White People." This event will be followed by a book signing and reception. Books will be available for sale. Free and open to the public. Complimentary event parking is available after 5:00 PM in the Seventh Street Station parking deck located next to the museum. If an attendant is on duty, please advise you are attending a museum event. You will be handed a ticket to be presented and validated at the museum. For more information about visiting the Levine Museum of the New South, go to the museum website.
Dr. Glenda E. Gilmore, the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Chair in History at Yale University, presented a lecture on "The Nazis and Dixie" from her book Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950. The lecture was co-sponsored and hosted by the Levine Museum of the New South.
Dr. Robert Smith, formerly of the Africana Studies Department, UNC Charlotte, gave a lecture based on his new book Race and Power: Re-examing the Landmark Supreme Court Decision Griggs v. Duke Power (LSU Press).
Dr. Derek H. Alderman, East Carolina University Professor of Geography, delivered a lecture at the Levine Museum of the New South entitled "New South or Same Old South: The Politics of Naming Streets after Martin Luther King."
Featured a lecture by Dr. William Link, Richard Milbauer Professor at the University of Florida and author of Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism (2008)
Dr. Sonya Ramsey, UNC Charlotte History Department “The Best That We Could Give:” Recollections and Reflections on the Lives of Southern Teachers” a discussion of Reading, Writing and Segregation: A Century of Black Women Teachers in Nashville (University of Illinois Press, 2008)
Dr. Karen L. Cox, UNC Charlotte History Department, “Selling Moonlight and Magnolias: The South in Advertising,1890-1940”
Lecture by Dr. John David Smith,Charles H. Stone Professor, UNC Charlotte History Department
Lecture by Dr. Bill Graves, UNC Charlotte Geography and Earth Sciences Department