Darla Moore School of Business Room 008 3:00-5:00PM
Title: "The Storied South"
Dr. William Ferris
Dr. William Ferris will be speaking about his latest book, The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists, published with UNC Press. Ferris has won many prestigious honors, including the Charles Frankel Prize in the Humanities, the American Library Association’s Dartmouth Medal, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Lifetime Achievement Award, and the W.C. Handy Blues Award. The Storied South features the voices of twenty-six of the most luminous artists and thinkers in the American cultural firmament, from Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker to William Eggleston, Bobby Rush, and C. Vann Woodward. Masterfully drawn from one-on-one interviews conducted by renowned folklorist William Ferris over the past forty years, the book reveals how storytelling is viscerally tied to southern identity and how the work of these southern or southern-inspired creators has shaped the way Americans think and talk about the South.
This event is open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.
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Thomas Cooper Library Graniteville Room 7:00 - 10:00PM:
Title: "Does Protest Work?"
Dr. Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Dr. Tomiko Brown-Nagin will be talking about her 2011 book, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement, published with Oxford University, won the prestigious Bancroft Prize in US History as well as the Lillian Smith Book Award, the Charles Syndor Book Award, and the Organization of American Historian’s Liberty Legacy Book Award. Brown-Nagin’s award winning monograph focuses on the South’s largest and most economically important city, form the 1940s through 1950, to demonstrate how the Civil Rights Movement features a wide array of activists and varied approaches to activism. Co-Sponsored with African American Studies and the History Center.
Darla Moore School of Business Room 008 7:00-10:00PM
Dr. Randal Maurice Jelks
Dr. Randal Maurice Jelks, professor of African American Studies at the University of Kansas, will give a lecture entitled "Benjamin Elijah Mays, Mobilizing the Mind of the Black Church for Freedom" on September 27th at 7:00 PM in Room 008 of the Darla Moore School of Business. Jelk's lecture on Mays will discuss how this leader of the black church was able to connect the message of Christianity with the responsibility to challenge African American injustice preparing the black church for its pivotal role during the Civil Rights Movement and influencing leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr.
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