Upcoming “Perspectives on History” Lectures at the NC Museum of History

This announcement of events at one of our sister institutions came to us via the Dept. of Cultural Resources mailing list today.

Nationally recognized scholars from the National Humanities Center will present Perspectives on History, a free lecture series at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Beginning this Sunday, Feb. 6, the series examines history in new and innovative ways. To register, call 919-807-7847.

Parking is free. The series is sponsored by the N.C. Museum of History Associates.

The Ambidexter Philosopher: Thomas Jefferson in Black Thought, 1776-1877

Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m.

Mia Bay, Rutgers University

Professor Bay will examine African Americans’ changing ideas about Thomas Jefferson between the American Revolution and the post-emancipation era. The author of several publications and numerous articles, Bay focuses on American and African American intellectual and cultural history and the African Diaspora.

Freedom Papers: One Family’s Struggle to Refuse Slavery and Secure Respect, 1785-1945

Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m.

Rebecca Scott, University of Michigan

Professor Scott’s talk traces the history of a family across four continents and five generations, from enslavement in 18th-century West Africa through emancipation during the Haitian Revolution and a subsequent odyssey from France and Belgium to Cuba, New Orleans and Haiti.

Correspondent Lines: Poetry and Journalism in the U.S. Civil War

Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m.

Eliza Richards, UNC-Chapel Hill

During the Civil War, new technologies such as the telegraph and the steam-powered printing press gave Americans unprecedented access to the battlefield, changing our reactions to the news and our thinking about war itself. Professor Richards explores these influences in both the literary and journalistic accounts of the time.

For more information about the Museum of History, call 919-807-7900 or access ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook®. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., across from the State Capitol.

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