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New online exhibit: 43rd Anniversary of Black Student Movement at Carolina

The Carolina Digital Library and Archives has published a new virtual exhibit, which chronicles the history of the Black Student Movement at Carolina.  Check it out here: http://museum.unc.edu/exhibits/black_student_movement/.  The Black Student Movement at Carolina marks its 43rd anniversary this November, making this a timely opportunity to get to know your UNC history.

This exhibit was a cooperative effort between Wilson Library, the CDLA, and the Center for the Study of the American South.  You can also keep up with the CDLA on Facebook, where they have posted a note about the exhibit as well.  Happy reading!

WEDNESDAY: “Pauli Murray v. UNC: Wrestling with Change in the Jim Crow South”

As part of the Pauli Murray Centennial Celebration initiated by Duke University’s Human Rights Center, UNC will be hosting the panel discussion “Pauli Murray v. UNC: Wrestling with Change in the Jim Crow South”, which highlights Murray’s attempts to gain admittance for graduate work at UNC in 1938-39.  This is an event that aims “to teach the university community about this history and to encourage reflection on the story of Murray’s activism: what kind of example does she offer in our own time?”

Event Information:

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010
5:15 p.m. reception | 6 p.m. program

Wilson Special Collections Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room


Contact Information: Center for the Study of the American South, (919) 962-4433

Genna Rae McNeil, professor of history at UNC-Chapel Hill, will moderate the panel discussion, which includes the following participants:

The event will also feature a small exhibit of archival materials from the Southern Historical Collection in UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library highlighting this historical moment.

Sponsored by UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South, the Southern Historical Collection, The Pauli Murray Project/Duke Human Rights Center, the Carolina Women’s Center, the UNC School of Information and Library Science (grad student assistance), and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at UNC (organizational and in-kind assistance).

Interested in learning more about the panelists?  Check out some of their books available at UNC libraries:

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, Oct. 14: UNC’s African and African American Studies Department: The Beginning of a Revolution

October 14, 2010
3:30-5:30 (reception to follow)
Kresge Common Room, Graham Memorial

How did African and African American Studies begin at UNC?

To answer this question, the Department of African and Afro American Studies has invited back to campus a panel of some of the student activists and faculty who worked to establish the program over 40 years ago.


Evelyn A. Davis
Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UNC (1972), now a professor of law at the University of California, Davis.

Abdullah Salim Jr. (formerly Reginald Hawkins)
Graduate of UNC (1970), co-founder of the Black Student Movement, now an attorney in Maryland.

Townsend Ludington
Boshamer Professor of English and American Studies (retired) who presented the original proposal for a program to the Faculty Council.

Perry A. Hall
Author of In the Vineyard: Working in African American Studies, and a member of the African American Studies department.

Sponsored by:
Department of African and African American Studies
The Institute for African American Research
Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History