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Center for Civil Rights

The UNC Center for Civil Rights is committed to the advancement of civil rights and social justice, especially in the American South. It fosters empirical and analytical research, sponsors student inquiry and activities and convenes faculty, visiting scholars, policy advocates and practicing attorneys to confront legal and social issues of greatest concern to racial and ethnic minorities, to the poor and to other potential beneficiaries of civil rights advances. The Center's work focuses on education, housing and community development, economic justice and voting rights.

Recent Events

  • April 11 | The Dawn of a New Fulfillment: Equal Justice Under the law 50 years After the 1964 Civil Rights Act | Mark Dorosin speaks on the Revival of Plessy: The new Challenge of School Re-segregation | International Civil Rights Center & Museum | Greensboro, NC | 9:00 a.m.

The Center Mourns the Passing of Julius L. Chambers

The Center for Civil Rights is saddened by the passing of our founder, first director and mentor Julius L. Chambers. His life-long dedication to civil rights left an incredible legacy touching the lives of all Americans. Read the statement issued by UNC School of Law.

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