North Carolina History

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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

Voting Restrictions in N.C. After the Civil War is Topic of Wilson Library Display

Attempts to restrict the vote in North Carolina in the decades following the Civil War are the focus of an exhibit of documents at Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading

N.C. Political Campaigns to Be Topic of Conference Sept. 14-15

Historic North Carolina political campaigns will be the topic of a conference Sept. 14 and 15 at Wilson Library. A dinner on Sept. 14 will feature political consultants Carter Wrenn (R) and Gary Pearce (D). Continue reading

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