Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 2014: History for Lunch at Museum of the Albemarle

Contact:  Charlotte Patterson,
Education Coordinator
Release Date:  Immediate
(252) 335-1453
End Date:  Feb. 5, 2014

History for Lunch
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

 Lest We Forget: African American Memory of the Civil War in Hertford,
North Carolina

The Museum of the Albemarle will host History for 
Lunch on February 5, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.  Bring your lunch and enjoy lecture by a different speaker each month. The museum provides the beverage.  You may come earlier to eat your lunch before the lecture begins.  Dr. Hilary Green, Elizabeth City State University, will present Lest We Forget: African American Memory of the Civil War in Hertford, North Carolina.   In early stages of a book manuscript by Dr. Green on Civil War memory, the presentation explores the activism of African American women in Perquimans County that led to a monument honoring Civil War veterans. From the placement, structure, and inscription, their efforts and the monument itself demonstrates how African Americans refused to accept the “Lost Cause” memory and paved their own memory of the Civil War in order to prevent future generations from forgetting the “Colored Union Soldiers Who Fought in the War of 1861-1865.” 

Hilary N. Green is an assistant professor of history at Elizabeth City State University, where she teaches undergraduate courses in African American history, the American Civil War, Reconstruction, and World history. She received in B.A. in History and a minor in Africana Studies from Franklin and Marshall College, a M.A. in History from Tufts University, and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has a forthcoming essay in The Urban South During the Civil War Era, edited by Andrew L. Slap and Frank Towers and an article in Slavery and Freedom in Savannah (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013). She is currently at work on revising a book manuscript on the development of African American public schools in Richmond, VA and Mobile, AL. and an article on the role of tourism in legitimating African American public schools in Richmond, VA, 1865-1885. 

For more information concerning the event call 252-335-1453.

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