|April symposium to explore changing demographics of the South|
|Wednesday, March 28, 2012|
The sixth Global American South Symposium on April 21 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will focus on the region’s changing demographics. The Saturday afternoon event at the FedEx Global Education Center is free to the public, but registration at globalsouth.unc.edu is required.
This year’s theme is “The Changing Face of the American South: Demographic Shifts and Migrations.” Louis M. Kyriakoudes, associate professor of history and director of the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at the University of Southern Mississippi, will deliver the Alfred Dupont Chandler Jr. keynote lecture. The lecture will explore three major population movements that have shaped and transformed the rural South.
Other symposium topics will include immigrant youth, reverse migration of African-Americans to the South, refugees and white-collar workers.