On Sept. 26, Carolina Public Humanities will present "Life & Death in the Jim Crow South" at the Chapel Hill Public Library. This event is free and open to the public.
UNC professors will hold a discussion that will explore what it was like living in the Jim Crow era. Seth Kotch and William Sturkey will lead the discussion together, and it will be moderated by Lyneise Williams.
Sturkey said that the topics that are going to be discussed directly relate to historical memory and the legacies of race that students and staff are currently dealing with at UNC.
“Carolina Public Humanities has two main goals: We use humanistic perspectives to expand public conversations about important public issues and we connect UNC's faculty with people outside the University," Lloyd Kramer, the director of CPH, said. "The presentations on the legacy of the Jim Crow system by two outstanding professors at a public library will exemplify both of these CPH goals.”
Kotch said when he reached out to Chapel Hill Public Library about putting on the event, they were very responsive and accommodating.