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North Carolina: Then & Now
September 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
In Collaboration with Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, NC
This seminar will feature two scholars examining our great state, with a look to the past and a look to the future. Please join us for North Carolina: Then & Now.
First, Rebecca Tippett, the Director of Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, will discuss Urbanization & Migration in North Carolina. Her lecture explores the urbanizing nature of NC and the importance of migration in driving population trends. It provides a close up look of how these trends vary across some of the state’s counties and highlights some of what we might expect in the near (to distant) future.
Next, Director of UNC’s Southern Oral History Program, Rachel F. Seidman will present “Making a Home in North Carolina: Stories of Migration and Change.” In this talk, Professor Seidman explores how oral history can help us understand demographic trends by highlighting interviews about changing communities over time and the people who sought to make a life in them. She will explore the richness of the Southern Oral History Program’s collection, and how listening to people’s stories can bring new insight into past and present challenges.
The tuition is $25. Lunch is included.
To register, call (910) 695-3980 and register for Course #3023. Sandhills CC may ask for your Social Security number when you register, but you are NOT REQUIRED to provide it.