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In Collaboration with the Ackland Art Museum

JUNE 24-25, 2016

War, Woodstock, revolution, riots, moon landings, protests, and sex, drugs, and rock and roll: 1965-1975 was definitely a Turbulent Decade. Nearly fifty years later, reconsider how the social, cultural, and political upheaval of this brief era still resonates. We’ll kick off this seminar at the Ackland Art Museum on Friday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Chief Curator Peter Nisbet will introduce us to the work of legendary American photographer and North Carolina native Burk Uzzle, guiding us through All About America, the exhibit of Uzzle’s works, and we’ll enjoy a reception in the gallery. We encourage you to invite a friend to the gallery talk and reception; additional tickets are available separately from the seminar registration.Mirror Image, Peace Demonstration, New Haven, 1970

We’ll reconvene on Saturday to hear Sylvia Hoffert trace the rise of the “second wave feminism,” movement, intended to provide women with political, social, legal, and economic equality. Kyle Mays will discuss the connections and divergences that developed between the social movements of Black Americans and Native Americans during the 1960s and how the legacy of their overlapping (but different) campaigns for equal rights continue to affect contemporary American society. Ken Weiss will present a retrospective of the highs and lows of popular music from this decade. We conclude with a panel discussion of the “movements” of this Turbulent Decade.

For more information on the Burk Uzzle exhibition at Ackland, visit:

All About America: Photographs by Burk Uzzle
Peter Nisbet, Chief Curator, Ackland Art Museum

In Pursuit of Equality for Women, 1965-1975
Sylvia D. Hoffert, retired Professor of History and Women’s Studies

The Intersections of Black and Native Activism in 1960s America
‪Kyle Mays, Postdoctoral Fellow in History

Music 1965-1975: An Era of Culture and Color
Ken Weiss, Entrepreneur in Residence, Department of Music

The “Movements” of the Turbulent Decade
A panel discussion with Saturday’s speakers

Time & Cost

6:00 p.m. Friday, June 24 through 4:15 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016. The tuition is $125 ($110 by May 25). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by May 25). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional lunch is $15.00.  Separate tickets for the Ackland gallery talk and reception are $15.00.

For information about lodging click here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar.

Ackland Reception Information:

Pre-Registration Required. To purchase a ticket for $15, call us at 919.962.1544

As a reminder, the Ackland will open at 6pm. Peter Nisbet, the Chief Curator for the Ackland, will lead a talk titled, “All About America: Photographs of Burk Uzzle,” from 6:15-6:30pm. At the conclusion of the talk, we’ll begin the reception and Peter will take anyone who’s interested on a tour of the gallery. Directions and parking information for the Ackland are available here:

If you’d like to know more about photographer Burk Uzzle, you can listen to a recent interview he did with WUNC’s “The State of Things:”

IMAGE: Burk Uzzle, American, born 1938: Mirror Image, Peace Demonstration, New Haven, 1970, 1970; gelatin silver print. Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Anonymous Gift, 2008.3.23.

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