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New Director Ted Shaw

Ted Shaw Appointed Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of UNC Center for Civil Rights. Read more.

Julius Chambers

Eminent civil rights attorney and Center for Civil Rights founder, the late Julius L. Chambers, at a conference in his honor.

Brunswick County

The Center for Civil Rights represents clients in a historically excluded African American community in an Equal Protection and Fair Housing claim against Brunswick County.

The State of Exclusion

This 2013 report documents the impacts of racial exclusion in communities across NC. The project focuses on housing, education, environmental justice, political exclusion and access to infrastructure.

Pitt County

Center attorneys and UNC Law students outside Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals after Center's oral arguments in Pitt County School Desegregation Case.

Halifax, NC: Press Conference

May 2012, Halifax, NC: Press Conference marking one-year anniversary of Center’s report, “Unless Our Children Begin to Work Together, The State of Education in Halifax County.”

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.

Upcoming Events

  • August 19 | Freedom Summer: PBS Documentary Screening | Varsity Theatre | 123 East Franklin Street | Chapel Hill, NC | 6:30 p.m.
  • August 28 | Meet the Center | UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | Room 5046 | Chapel Hill, NC | Noon
  • November 4 | Election Protection | UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.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.

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106


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