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"It's Monday and the South is rising"
“It’s Monday and the South is rising”

“It’s Monday and the South is rising” from Jonathan Michels on Vimeo. North Carolina has a strong history of people fighting for social justice from Reconstruction to the civil rights movement. The most current incarnation of this struggle is the Moral Monday movement. During the summer of 2013, seasoned a…

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Who gets to be remembered in Chapel Hill?
Who gets to be remembered in Chapel Hill?

This article was originally published in Scalawag Magazine. You can read the original article here. It was just a sign in a window. A name. Hurston. Last August, campus police officers saw the sign and came to enforce university policy: The sign must come down, they said. The woman faced the three officers standing in [&hel…

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Grant for oral history transcriptions
Grant for oral history transcriptions

I was recently been awarded a grant by the Southern Oral History Project at the Center for the Study of the American South to transcribe several of my oral history interviews about the Moral Monday movement. Interviewees include Timothy Tyson, Nancy Petty, Al McSurely, John Mendez and other participants in the movement that…