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Annual Levine Lecture, Challenges of Storytelling: ESPN's "Nature Boy" Ric Flair and Other Celebrities

March 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Award-winning documentarian Rory Karpf, whose most recent documentary work for ESPN, “Nature Boy,” focused on the complicated and controversial life of professional wrestling superstar Ric Flair, will deliver UNC Charlotte’s annual Levine Lecture on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at ...

Students explore Southern Foodways through a research blog in Honors Seminar

February 14, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Students in Dr. Ashli Stokes' Honors Seminar, Consuming Southern Foodways, spent the Fall 2017 semester completing field research in order to document and rhetorically anlayze the region's foodways on a class blog. Attending local church BBQs, exploring the city's newest food traditions from newcomers to Charlotte from around the globe, and participating in their own individual research...

Great class visit by Jimmie Lee and De Kirkpatrick

October 10, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Jimmie Lee and De Kirkpatrick provided a engaging visit to Dr. Jurgen Buchenau's LBST 2101 class last week to kick off the Center's "Storytellers" programming theme for the year. They discussed "Interrogating Slavery: A Local Perspective" and judging from the photos, kept the audience riveted!

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...

Dr. Justene Hill Edwards talk on "The Slaves' Economy"

September 28, 2017 - 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM
This Thursday, Sept. 28, from 3:30-4:45 in Belk (Gym) 201, there will be a talk, free and open to the public, by Dr. Justene Hill Edwards, entitled "The Slaves' Economy, Cotton, and Capitalism in Antebellum America."  
Dr. Hill Edwards, an assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia, earned her Ph.D. from Princeton...