Category Archive: North Carolina

Center for Civil Rights loses litigation right

A sad day at Carolina The winds were swirling madly in the Caribbean last Friday, and we experienced our own storm in Chapel Hill (although, of course, nothing like the physical destruction wrought by Irma). The Board of Governors did the expected and ended the litigation authority of centers and… Read More

From 1918 flu to African Americans in WWI to Silent Sam (again)

Why historical context is critical I  am reading Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I (Harvard University Press, 2009), by historian Adriane Lentz-Smith, PhD, associate professor of history at Duke University. Dr. Lentz-Smith is an alumna of Yale University who completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill. I found… Read More

Silent Sam “talks” too much

Enough already, Sam! In the past few days, I said I wasn’t going to write about Silent Sam, the Confederate memorial statue on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus since 1913, unless there were new events. That was before a day filled with multiple conversations with people in our school, email exchanges… Read More

Awesome day in Chapel Hill

Hundreds of new students fill our atrium We had the second standing orientation in our atrium, and it was great! I loved looking up and out and seeing new students everywhere! Such energy, vitality, openness and excitement. I’ll never forget how totally nervous and unconfident I felt my first days in… Read More

On the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Civil Rights

In this post, I do not speak for the Gillings School or for UNC-Chapel Hill. Questions about the roles, rights and responsibilities of the Center for Civil Rights (CCR) Over the past several months, students and others have asked me, on several occasions, to comment about the impact of a UNC… Read More