PRESENTED BY THE ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE COALITION AND THE IDA B. WELLS SOCIETY AT UNC HUSSMAN SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MEDIA
Viewing of the #BlackOutLoudUNC documentary, plus Q&A with Yet & Still artists, producers, and students, De’Ivyion Drew, Cortland Gilliam, and Jerry Wilson. Watch the clips with us and join the conversation. Moderated by Renee Price.
To celebrate the life and work of Black journalist, advocate and educator Ida B. Wells, the Center for the Study of the American South joins the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition (OCCRC) and the Chapel Hill-Carborro NAACP in hosting six virtual events throughout the month of October 2020. Wells-Barnett used the power of words to stop racial violence. She risked her life to shine “the light of truth” on lynching at its height in the U.S. between the 1890s and 1930s.
Our symposia collection of panel discussions, lectures, educator workshops, and performances encourages the continued work of investigative journalism and increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color.