Join the Center for the Study of the American South and the community partners of the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition for six virtual events throughout October celebrating the life and work of Ida B. Wells, a pioneering Black journalist, advocate and educator.
Saturday, Oct. 3 – 10 a.m. – KEYNOTE PANEL with Journalists Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ron Nixon, and Topher Sanders
Nikole Hannah-Jones (2020 Pulitzer Prize for New York Times Magazine “The 1619 Project”), Ron Nixon (AP Global Investigations Editor and former New York Times reporter, and Topher Sanders (ProPublica reporter and Peabody Award recipient). These founders of the Ida B. Wells Society at UNC’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media will offer reflections on the origins of “The 1619 Project” and Black journalism today, moderated by Dr. Joseph Jordan (Director, UNC Stone Center for Black Culture and History)
Thursday, Oct. 8 – 6 p.m. – HISTORY OF RACIAL TERROR AND LYNCHINGS IN ORANGE CO.
Paris Miller, scholar and community organizer, presents on the history of racial terror lynchings in Orange County. She will be joined by Dr. Seth Kotch Director of the Southern Oral History Program, plus high school students and Freedom Struggle Committee members KaLa Keaton (Middle Creek High School), Allison Jemerson (Raleigh Charter High School) and their teachers Matt Scialdone and Melani Winter. Q&A will follow in this session moderated by Dianne Jackson.