Register now for the phenomenal course, funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, The History of Wilmington in Black and White, taught by Mary D. Williams award-winning Gospel singer-scholar, Dr. Timothy Tyson Historian and author of Blood Done Sign My Name, Dr. Blair Kelley professor and author of Right to Die, Dr. David Cecelski Historian and author of The Waterman’s Song and Attorney James Ferguson. This unique course design will present the history of our area through lectures, panel discussions and entertainment. All community members are encouraged to attend. View interviews with Dr. Tyson and Ms. Williams along with performance footage of Mike Wiley from UNC-TV now>

Childcare (kindergarten-age 14) is available with registration. Children will participate in multicultural learning activities througout the course.

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings beginning on September 8, 2011- November 3, 2011* from 6:30- 8:30 pm.

*(Class will not be held on September 29th)

• Develop a historical perspective of relationships between African Americans and whites in the American South placing Wilmington’s history in a larger context
• Establish a community dialogue grounded in history and focused on citizenship that goes beyond blame and defensiveness
• Improve race relations in our community

2011 Weekly Class Schedule
September 8 – The Power of Southern Culture and Southern Memory

September 15 – Ghosts of 1898: Wilmington’s Race Riot and Rise of White Supremacy

September 22 – Jim Crow Meets G.I. Joe: Wilmington & WWII

September 29 – No Class
October 6 – The Civil Rights Movement in America

October 13- The Civil Rights Movement in Wilmington

October 21 – Blood Done Sign My Name

*October 27 – Black Power and White Backlash: The Wilmington 10

*Alumni Reunion Night

November 3 – Wilmington Beyond Black and White

Sunday, November 6- End of Class Potluck, Continuing the Conversation