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Dynamic Duo

March 19, 2018

Faculty couple Bill Ferris and Marcie Cohen Ferris are retiring, but their collective contributions to Southern studies and support for the university they love is far from over.

The South in Color

September 14, 2016

“The South in Color” completes an informal trilogy that Bill Ferris began with “Give My Poor Heart Ease” and “The Storied South.” The earlier works featured his black-and-white photographs of Southern musicians and writers; this is his first book of color photographs.

Passion for Pimento Cheese

September 24, 2015

Our region produces and consumes the most pimento cheese in the world. But the spread isn’t Southern by birth — it is likely a product of Spain, where the red pimiento pepper has its roots.

Front Porch Portal: Home for southern research celebrates 20 years

September 13, 2013

The tree-shaded, white-frame house at 410 E. Franklin Street has an ample front porch, rocking chairs and a storied history. It’s a perfect setting for UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South, which this year celebrates 20 years of exploring the region’s complex history and culture.

From Plantation to Prison Farm

September 13, 2013

Graduate student Elijah Gaddis explored the history of Caledonia Prison Farm in Halifax County, N.C.