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Geeta Kapur | To Drink From the Well (virtual)

Please note: Due to health & safety concerns for our community, this is now a virtual conversation with Gene Nichol.

"[This book] tracks the long, jagged edge of racism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel from its founding in 1789 to the present. Geeta Kapur’s eloquent, dramatic prose reads like a Faulkner novel as she describes how enslaved people made bricks for the walls of Old East Building in 1793. From its founding, enslaved people were cemented “into the university’s very foundation,” and Kapur connects the dots of racism as the central fabric that has defined the university at every moment of its 228-year history. Her meticulously researched book is a model that every American university should emulate to cast a bright light on how race defines higher education in our nation. An Indian, who grew up in Kenya and did her undergraduate and law degrees at UNC, Geeta Kapur brings a fresh, welcome voice to her subject. "
— William Ferris, Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History Emeritus

Law professor and civil rights activist Geeta N. Kapur provides analysis and commentary on the story of systemic racism in leadership, scholarship, and organizational foundations at the University of North Carolina. This serves as background to understanding the current controversy with Nikole Hannah-Jones.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
To Drink from the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation's Oldest Public University Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781949467529
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Blair - September 21st, 2021

Law professor and civil rights activist Geeta N. Kapur provides analysis and commentary on the story of systemic racism in leadership, scholarship, and organizational foundations at the University of North Carolina.


Indecent Assembly: The North Carolina Legislature's Blueprint for the War on Democracy and Equality Cover Image
By Gene R. Nichol, William J. Barber II (Foreword by), Timothy B. Tyson (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781949467277
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Blair - April 14th, 2020

"The war is still raging. And Gene Nichol]'s still fighting." --John Grisham