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Life & Death in the Jim Crow South
September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
In collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South, the Chapel Hill Public Library, and Flyleaf Books
Join two of Carolina’s engaging scholars at the Chapel Hill Public Library as they discuss “Life & Death in the Jim Crow South” through the lens of their newly released books. Dr. William Sturkey, author of Hattiesburg: An American City in Black & White, will examine the lives of the people who struggled to uphold Jim Crow and those who fought to tear down a racist and unjust system. Dr. Seth Kotch, author of A Lethal State: A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina, will explore Jim Crow’s relationship to the death penalty in North Carolina. A conversation with both authors, moderated by UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member Dr. Lyneise Williams, will follow.
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