First Fridays at the Museum
Friday, Sept. 4, 5–9 p.m.
See Starring North Carolina! during its final weekend (last tickets sold at 8 p.m.); The Story of North Carolina is also open, as is the Museum Shop.
In addition, help kick off local efforts related to a yearlong national celebración—Latino Americans: 500 Years of History. The kick off features samples of food by chef J. P. Murcia (of KocinA Food Truck), and beer samples (organized by the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild) from Brüeprint Brewing Company in Apex. The evening also includes this special event:
Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places
Friday, Sept. 4, 6:30–8 p.m.
Free tickets for this event will be distributed while they last beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Margaret “Lou” Brown, Duke University, Moderator
Another part of this month's First Fridays event spotlights the temporary exhibit Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place, which will be open for the evening. In conjunction with the exhibit, panelists, including photographers and filmmakers, will reflect on the personal connections they have to places that were once filled with life but have gradually become shadows and skeletons of their past vitality. Allow time to visit the gallery before or after the panel.
Presented in collaboration with the Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
History à la Carte: Education in the Jim Crow South
Wednesday, Sept. 9, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
Barry Malone, Associate Professor, Wake Technical Community College
Nathan Carter Newbold led the Division of Negro Education in North Carolina from 1913 to 1950 and was a leading voice for the “equalization without social equality” movement to improve educational opportunities for African Americans. Malone will discuss the career of this white progressive.
Film Screening: Latino Americans: Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)
Tuesday, September 15, 7 p.m.
This free screening takes place in the first-floor auditorium of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus
CARA rating: TV-PG-L,V; run time: 60 min.
For more information about our Latino programming, click here.
Kristy Ulibarri, East Carolina University
Episode 5 of the documentary series finds Mexican Americans, frustrated by persistent discrimination and poverty, using social action and the arts to create a new appreciation of their long history in the Southwest and build a new “Chicano” identity. Professor Ulibarri will lead a discussion after the film.