Video: David Cecelski on NC Bookwatch

In an interview with North Carolina Bookwatch host D. G. Martin, Cecelski describes the many threads he followed to unlock the mystery of Abraham Galloway, now proudly identifying him as a part of the pantheon of North Caorlina’s greatest heroes. Cecelski delves into the leadership Galloway exerted before, during, and after the Civil War. Continue Reading Video: David Cecelski on NC Bookwatch

UNC Press at the Southern Festival of Books: Nashville takes us by storm

Liveblog of UNC Press’s weekend at the Southern Festival of Books October 12-14, 2012, Nashville, TN. Featuring authors, mistaken identity, great food, and gale-force winds. Continue Reading UNC Press at the Southern Festival of Books: Nashville takes us by storm

Let the Month of Murray Begin

A couple years ago some colorful and inspiring murals started popping up in Durham, NC, where I live. On Foster Street, down by the YMCA and the Farmers’ Market. On Chapel Hill Street, on the side of the Durham Food Co-op building. Three more within a stone’s throw of each other on Chapel Hill Road,… Continue Reading Let the Month of Murray Begin

The Story of SERVICE, Part 3: Music All Over the Ocean

Historian David Cecelski writes about the Beaufort, N.C., menhaden fishing fleet and chanteymen featured in Panel 3 of Colin Quashie’s SERVICE mural. Continue Reading The Story of SERVICE, Part 3: Music All Over the Ocean

Today in history: the Wilmington Race Riot

This past Saturday Wilmington, North Carolina, dedicated a new memorial to the victims of the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898. The memorial site includes an installation of six 16-foot-high bronze paddles created by sculptor Ayokunle Odeleye. Today, November 10, is the 110th anniversary of the event. Ten years ago, UNC Press published Democracy Betrayed: The… Continue Reading Today in history: the Wilmington Race Riot