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Renae McPherson and Freddie Parker UNC student and current president of the Black Student Movement, Renae McPherson (left) listens as fellow panelist Dr. Freddie Parker speaks about his experiences during the foodworkers' strike of 1969. Click here to view more photos from the panel discussions.

Programming Calendar

Exhibit

Manuscripts Department,
4th Floor, Wilson Library
January 23-May 31, 2007

Exhibit Opening:
January 23, 2007

5 pm Reception in the Manuscripts Department
6 pm Program in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library.
Presentation by Peter Filene, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor in the History Department at UNC-Chapel Hill: Personally Authentic: Carolina Student Protesters in the Sixties

Panel Discussions

Panel discussions relating to themes of the exhibit will be held on the following three Tuesdays, 5:30-7 pm. These panels will feature UNC graduates who were active in these episodes when they were students, others who were involved, and current UNC students. Panelists will reflect on what difference their experiences made in their lives, whether they think their actions made any difference in the public sphere, and what connections they see between their protests and current issues.


January 30: Panel Discussion, 5:30-7 pm,
Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library
Pressing the Hold-outs: The Desegregation Demonstrations of 1963-64

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Moderator:

  • Sally Greene: Chapel Hill Town Council Member and UNC-Chapel Hill adjunct law professor

Panelists:

  • Quinton Baker: Leader in the 1963-64 sit-ins; one of the protagonists of John Ehle's The Free Men
  • Karen Parker: Activist in the 1963-64 sit-ins; first black female to earn her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Braxton Foushee: Activist in the sit-ins; graduate of Lincoln High School; later became a member of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen
  • Erika Stallings: Current UNC-Chapel Hill student; active in Campus Y, Black Student Movement, and Student Government

February 6: Panel Discussion, 5:30-7 pm,
Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library
Speaking Out-of Bounds: Communism, Race, Intellectual Freedom and the Speaker Ban Controversy of the Mid-Sixties

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Moderator:

  • Ferrel Guillory: Director, Program on Public Life, in the Center for the Study of the American South

Panelists:

  • William C. Friday: President Emeritus of the University of North Carolina
  • Lou Lipsitz: Former political science professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and outspoken critic of Speaker Ban
  • James Medford: 1960s activist, former president of the Campus Y
  • Stephen Lassiter: Current UNC-Chapel Hill student; Jason of the Order of the Golden Fleece

February 13: Panel Discussion, 5:30-7 pm,
Stone Center Auditorium, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black History and Culture
Stomping Down: The Foodworkers Strikes of 1969 and the Black Student Movement

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Moderator:

  • Dr. Archie Ervin: Associate Provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Panelists:

  • Adolph Reed: One of the original members of the Black Student Movement, now a political science professor at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Freddie Parker: A participant in the foodworkers strikes; now a professor of history at North Carolina Central University
  • Julius Chambers: Attorney who represented the foodworkers in their conflict with the University; later chancellor of N.C. Central University; now a practicing attorney and director of the Center for Civil Rights and clinical professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law
  • Renae McPherson: Current UNC-Chapel Hill student; president of the Black Student Movement

Sponsored by the Manuscripts Department, University Library with support from Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Office of the Provost, and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black History and Culture




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