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'This is really disrespectful': Display of 'Tarred Healing' photo story canceled

Photographer Cornell Watson's "Tarred Healing" project is a reflection of Black history through places, people and systems in Chapel Hill and at the University. Twelve days after the display at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History was initially canceled, the center went back on the decision on March 1 — without consulting Watson — before canceling it for the final time the next day. “Who plans and schedules an exhibition without the artist?" Watson said. "No one, ever.”

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'Tarred Healing' photo story on Black history at UNC pulled from display

In June, photographer Cornell Watson was offered an artist residency at the Stone Center to create a body of work that captured spaces of memory for Black history. He created a project called "Tarred Healing." The photo story was planned to be put on display in the Stone Center, which recently canceled the exhibition, citing "disagreements over content and scope" and that the project has been published in The Washington Post. But to Watson, the decision was censorship. "All they had to do was just put the photos up," he said.

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'Do your personal best': Richards looks back on his term, gives advice to next SBP

Junior Lamar Richards' term as student body president will come to an end in April. As the junior public policy and human organizational leadership and development double major reflected on his time in office, he wants to share a message with the UNC community. “Measure failure only in the context of things that you did not attempt," Richards said. "Always keep that in mind. You don’t have to succeed, but you have to try.”

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