2016 Annual Meeting

103rd Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Folklore Society
September 10, 2016. Greensboro, NC

Robeson County children at protest, 1988. Photo by Rob Amberg.

Robeson County children at protest, 1988. Photo by Rob Amberg.

Please join us on September 10, 2016 in Greensboro for our 103rd annual meeting. Our meeting, from 9:00-1:00 at 616 S. Elm Street, will revolve around the theme Traditions of Protest in North Carolina.  NCFS curated an exhibit on the topic, with support from Arts Greensboro and the National Folk Festival’s Fabric of Freedom series as well as The North Carolina Folklife Institute. This exhibit explores the way we have documented, remembered, and understood various forms of activism in North Carolina. Combining community voices, newspaper coverage, propaganda posters, and never-exhibited photographs from Rob Amberg, the exhibit looks at protest as a cultural tradition.  At our meeting you can view “Traditions of Protest in North Carolina,” listen to a keynote panel on the intersections of documentary and protest, and enjoy a reception and conversation. Afterward we’ll convene to enjoy the National Folk Festival together. Join us!

Schedule: NCFS 103rd Annual Meeting
September 10, 616 S. Elm Street, Greensboro NC

9:30: Business meeting. Open to all NCFS members

10:30-12:00: panel, “Documenting Activism in NC”
Rob Amberg, Documentary photographer
Dr. Tammy Gordon, Associate Professor, Public History NC State University. Creator of NC HB2: A Citizen’s History
Chaitra Powell, African American Collections and Outreach Librarian, Southern Historical Collection at UNC Chapel Hill.

12:00-1:00 Announcement of Brown-Hudson and Community Traditions Award Winners; reception and viewing of exhibit