William Sturkey, associate professor in the History Department, and Danita Mason-Hogans, civil rights activist and historian, will discuss the history of race and memory at UNC-Chapel Hill from 1789 to the present, exploring the basic elements of Chapel Hill’s racial history and explaining why the study of that history remains so fraught with controversy.
The event will take place in person in the University Room at Hyde Hall.
William Sturkey is an associate professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he teaches courses on the history of race in modern America. His latest book, Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White, was published with Harvard University Press in 2019.
Danita Mason-Hogans is a native of Chapel Hill NC for seven generations of “movement people” on both sides of her family. She is a curriculum specialist and has served as Program Manager at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies for the Critical Oral Histories Component. She describes the Critical Oral History methodology in her TEDTalk and uses the methodology in her work with communities, school systems, universities, activists and historians to document local and national history from the “inside out” and from the “bottom up.”