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Reckoning and re-imagining in Warren County

July 19, 2022

UNC-Chapel Hill folklorist Glenn Hinson and playwright Jacqueline Lawton are working with community members to examine difficult topics in Warren County’s history and to help forge a new future.

Seeking Justice

July 26, 2021

UNC folklorist Glenn Hinson and students provided research that informed the re-enactment this summer of a 1921 Warren County court trial where 16 Black men were unfairly accused after being threatened by a white mob.

Bill Ferris to speak at Winter Commencement

November 8, 2019

Grammy Award-winning professor Bill Ferris will deliver the University’s 2019 Winter Commencement address, Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz announced on Nov. 8.

Well Said: The songs of the American South

January 30, 2019

Bill Ferris, the John R. Williamson eminent professor emeritus of history, never could have imagined being nominated for two Grammy Awards when he first picked up a camera at 12 years old.

‘Much learning and healing happened’

January 2, 2019

Through a fall 2018 research-intensive QEP class, students interviewed nine descendants of a 1921 North Carolina lynching victim at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Their oral history interviews will be archived at the museum and in Wilson Library as part of the ongoing Descendants Project, which will capture the stories of living family members of lynching victims and help to memorialize those victims.