The Tar Heels are on order by the Commander in Chief to win the NCAA tourney tonight. Go Heels!!
Here’s a preview of tonight’s celebration on Franklin Street. This video was shot on Saturday, when the Tar Heels beat Villanova in the final four. Hopefully any potential thunderstorms and tornadoes will happen sooner rather than later today so we can get our party on after a win tonight!
In other news, here are some upcoming book events this week:
- Lisa Levenstein in Chapel Hill, NC – The author of A Movement Without Marches and previous guest blogger here will be at the Carolina College for Lifelong Learning Tuesday, 4/7, at 2:30 pm.
- Anthea Butler in Chicago, IL – Butler, author of Women in the Church of God in Christ, will speak at 4 pm Tuesday at the St. Jude/Claretian Publications Building.
- Charles Irons in Chapel Hill, NC – Irons, author of The Origins of Proslavery Christianity, will speak as part of the Southern Historical Collection Book Series at Wilson Library on UNC’s campus. Tuesday, 4/7, reception at 5 pm; reading at 5:45 pm.
- Gerda Lerner in Madison, WI – Lerner will read from her brand new book, Living with History / Making Social Change, Tuesday at 6:30 pm at A Room of One’s Own.
- John and Dale Reed in Durham, NC – Barbeculinarians John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg Reed, authors of Holy Smoke, will be appearing at the Barnes and Noble at the Streets of Southpoint in Durham at 7 pm Thursday, 4/9.
And, just one more basketball item. This past weekend I attended the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, and got to see William Gates talk about the 1994 basketball documentary that followed his and Arthur Agee’s high school and early college careers, Hoop Dreams. If you’ve never seen that film, put it in your Netflix queue. It’s golden.