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Exhibit Programs

"Stomping Down!": The Black Student Movement and the Foodworkers' Strikes of 1969

UNC student and current president of the Black Student Movement, Renae McPherson (left) listens as fellow panelist Dr. Freddie Parker speaks about his experiences during the 1969 foodworkers' strike

Programming Calendar


Manuscripts Department,
4th Floor, Wilson Library
January 23-May 31, 2007

Exhibit Opening:
January 23, 2007

5 p.m. - Reception in the Manuscripts Department
6 p.m. - Program in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library.
Presentation by Peter Filene, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor in the History Department at UNC-Chapel Hill: Personally Authentic: Carolina Student Protesters in the Sixties

Panel Discussions

Panel discussions relating to themes of the exhibit will be held on the following three Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. These panels will feature UNC graduates who were active in these episodes when they were students, others who were involved, and current UNC students. Panelists will reflect on what difference their experiences made in their lives, whether they think their actions made any difference in the public sphere, and what connections they see between their protests and current issues.

Sponsored by the Manuscripts Department, University Library with support from Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Office of the Provost, and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black History and Culture