Events

Nov 25 2019 - 9:00am to May 30 2020 - 5:00pm
One in three women will have an abortion at some point in her life, yet abortion remains one of the least talked about experiences in our society. "artifacts: abortion histories and stories" is a multimedia, interactive installation, that disrupts common notions and popular narratives about... Read More »
Jan 15 2020 (All day) to Feb 15 2020 (All day)
The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School in collaboration with the Center for Documentary Studies, the Human Rights Center, the History Department, and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Duke University is hosting an exhibit in the 00 level of Westbrook titled "Waging Peace in... Read More »
Jan 28 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
This event is sold out. The talk will be livestreamed: https://youtu.be/1o5LZMTvjJ4 Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, an international social justice philanthropy with a $13 billion endowment and $600 million in annual grant making. He chaired the philanthropy committee that... Read More »
Jan 28 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
In 2008 General Motors closed its assembly plant in Dayton, Ohio. More than 2,500 workers lost their jobs. Six years later, Fuyao, a Chinese company manufacturing automobile glass, purchased the plant. The announcement of new owners sparked hope for many residents who had struggled to find jobs... Read More »
Feb 3 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
This event welcomes this year's CDS Spring Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, Von Diaz, a writer, documentary producer, and author of Coconuts & Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South (... Read More »
Feb 5 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:15pm
From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission—the one... Read More »
Feb 18 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Reception + Talk Gordon Parks's 1968 LIFE Magazine photo-essay, "A Harlem Family"-one of nearly a dozen on the subjects of poverty and race that he created during his twenty years at the magazine-introduced LIFE's millions of white, middle-class readers to the Fontenelles, an impoverished African... Read More »
Feb 20 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
A book launch event for photographer Jessica Ingram's Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial includes a reception (5:30 p.m.), artist's talk (6:30 p.m.), and book signing. Co-hosted by UNC Press, co-publisher of the book with the Center for Documentary Studies. At first glance, Jessica... Read More »
Feb 27 2020 - 7:00pm
A book reading and signing event for CDS Director Wesley C. Hogan's On The Freedom Side: How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History (UNC Press, 2019). Beginning with reflections on the inspiring example of Ella Baker and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the... Read More »
Mar 26 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:15pm
Join the Center for Muslim Life at the Center for Documentary Studies for a screening of award-winning documentary THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED. When journalist Assia Boundaoui investigates rumors of surveillance in her Arab-American neighborhood in Chicago, she uncovers one of the... Read More »