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Priceless Gem Tour at UNC: Black & Blue

  • UNC School of Government 400 South Road Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)

Priceless Gem Tours

Fridays at 3 pm

Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center and can take 1  to  1.5 hours
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Please call for questions and in case of inclement weather 919-962-1630

February 26 Black and Blue Tour to start at School of Government
To include the mural “SERVICE,” the cemetery and Sonja James Stone Center
Black and Blue Tour: A distinctive walking tour on the African-American history of the University, with emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Black and Blue tour hopes to contribute to a real understanding of our African American past as we build a better Carolina and work to create a fuller perspective on our University’s history. Our guide, Robert Porter, has over thirty years of experience as a lecturer for UNC’s department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, winning numerous teaching awards. He remains passionate about his interests in history, public history, and African-American history, all of which go back to his grade school days.  Honoring BLACK HISTORY MONTH with tours and photo exhibition

March 4         TBA

SUNDAY, March 20 Digging In Our Heels, Angels on Campus: The History of Women On Campus
With Taylor Livingston for the Chapel Hill Historical Society

April 1   An Architectural & Historical Preservationist Tour of Campus: Given by Carolina parents, Langdon and Joe Oppermann, a husband and wife team of preservationists with a nationally recognized firm, Joseph K. Oppermann- Architect P.A. The firm is a leading advocate for the preservation, restoration, adaptive use, and new design for historic properties with projects across the country, which included the restoration of UNC’s own Old East and Old West. 

April 8           Black and Blue Tour

April 15         AIC Presents the Native Narrative

April 22         Anecdotes about Carolina’s Campus: Stories Behind the Asphalt, Mortar, and Steel:Freddie Kiger is a master storyteller and writer. He is considered to be one of the foremost Civil War historians in the country. He is also an ESPN statistician, teacher, sports researcher, and producer. He teaches Civil War classes through the UNC General Alumni Association. His tour experience will entertain, enlighten, educate and expand your knowledge of Carolina personalities and places.

Wednesday, April 27 LDOC (Last Day of Classes) 
Join the campus around the Old Well around 5 pm for the Clef Hangers to sing & close out the semester

April 29         TBA

May 6             Carolina’s Traditions, Legends and Landmarks with UNC Visitors’ Center