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Proving Innocence: Lessons from the Wilmington Ten

December 15, 2016

“The Wilmington Ten” is UNC professor Kenneth Janken’s third book. He’s also written two biographies, one on Rayford Logan — a Civil Rights Movement activist — and another on former NAACP President Walter White.

A classic returns to the stage

October 24, 2016

For Vivienne Benesch, producing artistic manager for PlayMakers, the decision to revisit Arthur Miller’s The Crucible during PlayMakers’ 2016-2017 season and an election year was an easy one. The Crucible, in its essence, is a play about people living in … Continued

Documenting UNC’s black pioneers

October 6, 2016

Last year, student interns at the Southern Oral History Program interviewed 16 of the “Black Pioneers,” African-Americans who attended UNC-Chapel Hill from 1952 to 1972 and were the first students to desegregate the University, documenting and performing staged readings of their stories.

Appiah Speech Kicks Off Carolina’s Human Heart Initiative

September 16, 2016

Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University and “The Ethicist” columnist for The New York Times, came to campus to deliver the inaugural Chancellor’s Lecture in Ethics on Sept. 15. Co-sponsored by the College of … Continued

Detroit ’67 Opens PlayMakers’ Main-stage Season

September 14, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company opens the 2016-17 main-stage season with Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ‘67 on stage Sept. 14 through Oct. 2. Special events associated with the show begin Sept. 7. It’s 1967, and the world is shifting for two siblings running an … Continued

The UNC Process Series Announces 2016-17 Season: Spoken Justice

September 14, 2016

The Process Series: New Works in Development, now entering its ninth year, presents Spoken Justice, a season of provocative, powerful performances exploring seminal issues of social justice, past and present. Focusing on North Carolina stories and local artists, the main … Continued