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Yale Historian to Lecture on History of Educating North Carolinians

Knowledge Capital and Human Flourishing: Educating North Carolinians, 1865–1970
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012
Wilson Special Collections Library
5:30 p.m. | Program, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203

Yale historian Glenda Gilmore will deliver the lecture “Knowledge Capital and Human Flourishing: Educating North Carolinians, 1865-1970” on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Wilson Special Collections Library.

Gilmore says her talk will examine ““what the history of education in North Carolina has to tell us about the current school crisis.”

The free public lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. It is the keynote address for the statewide New Voyages to Carolina Conference: Defining the Contours of the Old North State.

Additional conference events will take place throughout the day on Friday, Oct. 12, at North Carolina Central University. Complete schedule and registration information can be found on the website of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.

Gilmore (UNC Ph.D. ’92) is the Peter V. and C. Van Woodward Professor of History at Yale. Her books include Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919–1950 (W. W. Norton, 2008) and Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 (University of North Carolina Press, 1996).

The lecture is sponsored by the North Carolina Collection, the Friends of the Library, the Center for the Study of the American South, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of History, the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, and the Historical Society of North Carolina.

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