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Writers Series

"Our Writers Series this semester  will introduce our community to two new faces:  Thomas Young, a native of North Carolina who served in the military and wrote novels reflecting his personal experience. Thomas Young’s books received starred reviews by Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Leonard Rogoff, a research historian of the Jewish Heritage Foundation in North Carolina will be sharing his experiences and his research about Jews in North Carolina.

ELIZABETH CATLETT: Artist -- Activist

Elizabeth Catlett was an American-born Mexican sculptor and printmaker, best known for the black, expressionistic sculptures and prints she produced during the 1960s and 1970s, which are seen as politically charged. This exhibition features the Museum’s recent acquisitions Cartas and Nina, as well as works borrowed from local collectors.

Sacred Spaces of Hickory

Sacred Spaces of Hickory is a website created and designed by a community of Lenoir-Rhyne University students.  We set out to document some of the spaces in and around the city of Hickory that might be considered "sacred."


“Voices from Guantánamo”

“Voices from Guantánamo” is a three-part cultural event series, produced by UNCG Public History graduate students, that will take place at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. This series accompanies the traveling exhibition, The Guantánamo Public Memory Project, which will be showcased at the museum from December 12, 2013-February 1, 2014.

“Behind the Cactus Curtain: Life at GTMO During the Cold War,”

Preparing for the Future By Reclaiming Our Self-Reliance

 (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, October 15, 2013) – The world has changed dramatically over the past several years, directly impacting our local economy from the value of our homes to the value of our crops.  These whirlwind changes on the economic and environmental front have profoundly affected many of our lifestyles.  A special program is planned that looks at how our community and the larger world community have become more vulnerable and how we reclaim the self-reliance of the past. 

North Shore Decoration Day Symposium

Appalachian State University with the support of the
North Carolina Humanities Council is proud to present

A series of free, public events coinciding with
The Department of Theatre and Dance's
production of an original play, Promises.

What is the Purpose of the Symposium?

To bring attention and recognition to the stories of the people who once populated the area now known as the North Shore.

Iranian Film Discussions and Lectures: The Iranian Cinema from 1960-2013

Iranian Film Discussions and Lectures: The Iranian Cinema from 1960-2013 is a cinema studies project that will encompass the film produced  during the 1970's in Iran, leading up to the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and their influence on Iran's independent cinema production today.

The War at Home: Exploring Life in Winston and Salem During the Civil War

The War at Home is an exhibit recognizing the sesquicentennial of the United States Civil War. In an effort to remove the Civil War story from its traditional emphasis on battlefields, politics, and military tactics, The War at Home will convey the narrative from the perspective of communities so affected by the conflict.

The Role of the Black Church in the Southern Community of Hayti

As part of Mount Vernon Baptist Church's 127th anniversary, Mount Vernon Community Development Corporation will present , "The Historical Role of the Black church in the South Durham Community of Hayti, " a discussion of the past and present role of the Black church in Durham and nationwide. Dr Beverly Jones will discuss the legacy of the Black church. Reverend Gary V. Simpson will present a contemporary perspective of the Black church. In additon, scholars Dr. Percy Muray and Min. Luke E. Powery will also offer thoughts and particpate in this examination of the Black church.

Inspiring a New Old

Inspiring a New Old  is a free community forum, to be held on May 16, 2013 in Greensboro, starting with an introduction and preview of Anne Basting’s documentary, The Penelope Project.  Following the film, Basting will lead a discussion on issues associated with aging, including societal views, memory loss, dementia, and ageism.

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