North Carolina History

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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

Terry Roberts to Read from A Short Time to Stay Here Jan. 24

Author Terry Roberts will read on Jan. 24 from “A Short Time To Stay Here,” His novel highlights the detention of German prisoners of war outside Asheville, N.C. during the First World War. Continue reading

Silent Sam’s 100-Year History Will Be Topic of Jan. 22 Program

The early history of UNC’s controversial “Silent Sam” statue will be the topic of a free public lecture Jan. 22 at the Wilson Special Collections Library at UNC. Continue reading

Photojournalist James Wallace at Wilson Library Nov. 1

The work of photojournalism will be the subject of a lecture by former Daily Tar Heel student photographer James Wallace (’64) on Nov. 1 at Wilson Library Continue reading

Yale Historian to Lecture on History of Educating North Carolinians

Yale historian Glenda Gilmore will deliver the lecture “Knowledge Capital and Human Flourishing: Educating North Carolinians, 1865-1970” on Thurs., Oct. 11 in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Civil War Autograph Book Brings Fraternity’s History to UNC Archives

Members of the St. Anthony Hall fraternity at UNC and the St. Anthony Association of North Carolina have donated a Civil War-era autograph book to the University Archives in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

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