Over the past 100 years, North Carolina authors — scholars and chefs, photographers and naturalists — have found a place to celebrate their communities and tell their stories at UNC Press. These are the titles that helped shape the people’s press.
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100 Years of the People’s Press
The University of North Carolina Press began in 1922 with a mission to publish books that help people understand the South. One century and thousands of publications later, it’s still educating, engaging, and inspiring readers.
The 1980s: Michael Jordan Changes the Game
Before he was the greatest of all time, Michael Jordan was an athletic kid from Wilmington. In 1981, he heads to Chapel Hill to hone the skills and competitive spirit that launch him to superstardom.
Oh, the Places We’ve Been
When a writer’s oldest daughter heads to college, a flood of memories from their travels around North Carolina causes him to reflect — and to write a letter so they’ll never forget.
The 1960s: The Class Acts
In the 1960s, with the expansion of the Consolidated University of North Carolina and the state’s community college system, more North Carolinians than ever head to college classrooms.
Back in the Day: Savior of the Soil
Learn how Wadesboro native Hugh Hammond Bennett became North Carolina’s “Father of Soil Conservation.”