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‘Returning to Where the Artistic Seed was Planted: Selected Works of J. Eugene Grigsby, Jr.’


The Stone Center Library is proud to host an exhibit of selected works of J. Eugene Grigsby Jr. beginning on April 1, 2015 and running through June 30, 2015. A native of North Carolina, Grigsby was born in Greensboro, NC in 1918 and was an artist, an art educator and a scholar. He was also a contemporary of several noted 20th century artists including Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden.

The 14 paintings that will be on display are part of an exhibit developed by Dr. Marshall Grigsby, son of the artist, for the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture in Charlotte, North Carolina.

An opening reception will take place at the Stone Center Library (3rd floor of the Stone Center) on April 1 at 5 pm. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. For event information, contact Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, liza_terll@unc.edu, (919) 548-1203.

More information about the exhibition and opening reception can be found here: http://bit.ly/1boA6jD

The Stone Center Library has also prepared a bibliography in support of the exhibit, the PDF of which is available here.


Lecture and exhibit opening TODAY (11/8) at Wilson: “Generations of Captivity in North Carolina: The Bennehan-Cameron Plantations, 1776-1865”

Reposted from the UNC Library News and Events blog

Generations of Captivity in North Carolina: The Bennehan-Cameron Plantations, 1776-1865

Lecture by Sydney Nathans
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011
Wilson Special Collections Library
5 p.m.  Reception and Exhibit Viewing, 4th floor
5:30 p.m.  Program, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza TerllFriends of the Library, (919) 548-1203

The lives of people enslaved at the Stagville Plantation in what now is Durham County, N.C., will be the focus of a lecture and exhibit at the Wilson Special Collections Library. The program and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Sydney Nathans, professor emeritus of history at Duke University, will give a lecture Nov. 8 titled “Generations of Captivity in North Carolina: The Bennehan-Cameron Plantations, 1776-1865.” The lecture will open the exhibit in the Wilson Library’s 4th floor gallery, Kin and Community: African American Lives at Stagville, on view through Mar. 2, 2012.

Nathans has devoted much of his academic life to working in the Cameron Family Papers in the Southern Historical Collection, focusing on relations between whites and blacks and the lives of black families who lived on the Bennehan-Cameron family’s extensive plantations in Orange (now Durham) County.

The Cameron family, which also had substantial plantations in Alabama and Mississippi, was among North Carolina’s largest landholders and slaveholders.

The event and exhibit are sponsored by the Southern Historical Collection and the Friends of the Library.