North Carolina History

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North Carolina’s Freemasons and the Cornerstones of UNC

An exhibit about North Carolina’s Freemasons and the role they played in the creation of UNC will be on view in Wilson Library through Dec. 23, 2013. Continue reading

Southern Writers and Artists Will be Topic of Talk by UNC Professor Bill Ferris Sept. 5

UNC professor and folklorist will discuss his new book, “The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists” in a free public program Sept. 5 at Wilson Library. Continue reading

A Century of North Carolina City Directories Now Online

Historic North Carolina city directories from 64 counties are now online. The 939 digitized volumes from the years 1860 through 1963 provide a wealth of information about the state’s population and business history. Continue reading

Water in UNC History is Topic of New Virtual Exhibit

A new online exhibit, Water at UNC-Chapel Hill, explores the role that water has played in the history of the University. Continue reading

Wilson Library Invites Commencement Visitors for Open House May 11

Commencement visitors can step back in time during an open house at the Wilson Special Collections Library on Saturday, May 11. Continue reading

A UNC Quiz: Academic Freedom and University History

In conjunction with the Wilson Library exhibit A Right to Speak and to Hear: Academic Freedom and Free Expression at UNC, the University Gazette has published a quick quiz about the history of free speech at the University. Continue reading

Remembering Student Opposition to the Speaker Ban, 50 Years Later

Raleigh attorney Robert Spearman, UNC class of 1965, will recall student efforts to repeal North Carolina’s controversial 1963 Speaker Ban Law. Continue reading

Event Seeks to Improve Wikipedia Articles on History of African Americans in N.C.

UNC’s first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place on April 14. The topic will be African-American history in North Carolina. Continue reading

Free Expression at UNC is Subject of Wilson Library Exhibition

A new exhibition in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of Wilson Library explores the history of free speech controversies at UNC. Continue reading

Fugitive Slave Who Became First Black Man Elected to N.C. Legislature to be Subject of March 7 Lecture

Historian David S. Cecelski will discuss the life of one of the most significant black leaders in the South during the Civil War during a March 7 program at Wilson Library. Continue reading

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