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Southern Culture Movie Series- Miss Nancy Minds Their Manners

The Southern Culture Movie film series is designed to be an entertaining and critical introduction to the American South. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is free and open to everyone. All films are shown in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx GEC at 6 pm. Refreshments are provided following the films. 

Miss Nancy Minds Their Manners [2010, 53 min]

Miss Nancy Minds Their Manners is an earnest and heartfelt documentary film that follows 79 year old “Miss Nancy” Rascoe through the engaging task of teaching manners to children in her 200 hundred year old home in rural Hertford, NC. It’s a five day and four night summer etiquette camp like no other and the mix of activities are all rich with Miss Nancy’s true Southern gentility and grace from an era gone by.

Southern Culture Movie Series organized by:

The Writing Center

International Student and Scholar Services

The Media Resources Center

The Center for Global Initiatives



Southern Cultures Release Party

Join us at Southern Season’s Cooking School for Southern Cultures Food Issue Release Party. The event will include an amazing evening of southern-inspired food and wine, as we celebrate the long-awaited “Third Helping” of the Southern Cultures food issue.

The party starts at 6:00 pm on Friday, March 27th, just after the first sessions of our “State of the Plate” conference adjourn. Register now for this free conference here

This event is ticketed separately from the conference. Tickets to the evening are available here.

We look forward to celebrating with you!





Southern Culture Movie Series- Homegoings

The Southern Culture Movie film series is designed to be an entertaining and critical introduction to the American South. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is free and open to everyone. All films are shown in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx GEC at 6pm. Refreshments are provided following the films. 

Homegoings [2013, 51 min]

Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City’s historic Harlem neighborhood,Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration. Combining cinéma vérité with intimate interviews and archival photographs, the film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones “home.”


Southern Culture Movie Series organized by:

The Writing Center

International Student and Scholar Services

The Media Resources Center

The Center for Global Initiatives