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The Appeal of Living in a Black Community: From Durham to Oklahoma to the Caribbean

September 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

featuring Karla Slocum, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director, Institute of African American Research

A common view of Black communities in the US is that they are unstable and disorganized, marked by things like violence, poverty and “broken” families.  Taking us from Durham to Oklahoma’s historic Black towns to neighborhoods in the Caribbean, Karla Slocum provides a more complex picture of Black communities that reveals what attracts people to them.  She explores the range of ways that people are drawn to communities largely of African descent for their histories, economic prospects and black social experiences.

All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all nine lectures.

Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $125.00 ($90.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends.

Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Additional discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Click here or call 919.962.1544 to register!



September 25, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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(919) 942-7373