Students explore Southern Foodways through a research blog in Honors Seminar

   December 2, 2017

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 projects, students posted their work on a class blog and on Instagram using the hashtag #consumingsouthernfoodways. Take a look at some of their discoveries and findings here: 


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Great class visit by Jimmie Lee and De Kirkpatrick

   October 10, 2017

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!

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

   September 25, 2017
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 University in 2015.  Her current book project, *Black Markets: The Slaves’ Economy and Plantation Capitalism in South Carolina*, interrogates the relationship between slave economies and plantation...

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

   September 14, 2017

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 and where, in 1860, one in three people was a slave.

The men’s telling of their compelling, intertwined histories has ongoing relevance to Charlotte’s and the nation’s progress towards creating...

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The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region

   March 13, 2017

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.

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Levine Lecture to explore ‘The Shared Story of Race in the South’

   January 25, 2017

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.

The men’s compelling, intertwined histories, discovered only after a series of award-winning articles were published in the Charlotte Observer, have ongoing relevance to Charlotte’s progress toward creating greater racial...

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Community Cultural Coffeehouses: Growing Up as an Immigrant Student in Charlotte

   December 20, 2016

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 Muslim Immigrant and Latino/Dreamer Immigrant (undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children by their parents) Communities

What: A forum for the students and community to...

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Center Speaker Dr. Heather Ann Thompson's Book Receives More Honors

   December 8, 2016

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.

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

   November 29, 2016

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. 

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

   October 28, 2016

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 Legacy, is one of five finalists for the National Book Award for Nonfiction.The discussion by Thompson, an award-winning historian now at the University of Michigan, will be at 6:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City...

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