Spring 2024 Events for WILMINGTON’S LIE

“Who’s Afraid of Charles Chesnutt? (Who’s Charles Chesnutt?)”

Dr. Wiley Cash discusses the life and career of author Charles W. Chesnutt, who, at the turn of the nineteenth century, was one of the most popular Black writers in the country. But his career was interrupted in 1901 with the publication of his novel The Marrow of Tradition, which is based on the 1898 race massacre in Wilmington. The same critics and readers who had once adored his work skewered the novel for its “bitter” tone, and Chesnutt’s career never recovered. If Chesnutt hadn’t used fiction to tell the truth of white supremacy would his career have been different?

Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 6:00 p.m.

OLLI Reuter Center, Manheimer Room 102

Registration Available Here

LIVESTREAM ACCESS AVAILABLE HERE

“Political Violence as Terrorism”

Dr. Mark Gibney discusses the link between politics, violence, and terror, connecting events in 1898 to contemporary crises around the globe. Mark Gibney is the Carol G. Belk Distinguished Professor at UNC Asheville and an Affiliated Professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund, Sweden.  Professor Gibney has taught at Purdue University, the University of Copenhagen, Lund University (Sweden) and the University of Bergen (Norway).  He is also a member of the Economic and Social Rights Group (ESRG), Human Rights Center at the University of Connecticut.

Since 1984, Gibney has directed the Political Terror Scale (PTS), which measures levels of physical integrity violations in more than 185 countries. Professor Gibney is also one of the founding members of the Extraterritorial Obligations (ETO) Human Rights Consortium, which in November 2011 produced the Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

In 2011 Gibney was recognized by the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association as a Distinguished Human Rights Scholar and in 2006 he received the International Human Rights Award from the North Carolina Coalition on Human Rights.

Monday, Mar. 18 at 6:00 p.m.

OLLI Reuter Center, Manheimer Room 102

Registration Available Here

LIVESTREAM ACCESS AVAILABLE

An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Zucchino

Join Wiley Cash for a conversation with David Zucchino, author of Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy.

Monday, Apr. 8 at 6:00 p.m.

OLLI Reuter Center, Manheimer Room 102

Registration Available Here

LIVESTREAM ACCESS AVAILABLE